Bird Nesting / Surveys
Boca Raton’s beaches are visited by more than just tourists and nesting sea turtles. Many species of birds utilize our shoreline to feed, forage, or simply to rest during their migration north or south. Once a month during sea turtle nesting season, our conservation team counts shorebirds and enters the findings online into the Florida Shorebird Database. This database is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). One species in particular, the least tern, has a history of nesting on Boca’s beaches. When our conservation team sees evidence of least terns nesting, FWC is contacted, and the area is cordoned off to protect the small, camouflaged eggs.