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April 09, 2020 - Audubon Society

Banding Offers a Clue into the Mysterious World of Birds

Banding Offers a Clue into the Mysterious World of Birds
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On a hot, windy beach last year in Pinellas County, Florida, two Black Skimmers found each other after spending a winter apart. Striking black-and-white birds with orange and black bills, the species is named for the way they skim their prey from the surface of the water.

Digging a scoop nest in the dune sand, this particular pair laid eggs and, later in the summer, fledged a handful of fluffy chicks. Nearby, Audubon Florida staff and volunteers celebrated, as the skimmer duo had been trying to nest together for three years in a row. How do we know?

Bird banding.

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