[CT Birds] FL Thousands Abandon Nests

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Tue Jul 7 10:22:56 EDT 2015


http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/07/07/thousands-of-birds-abandon-eggs-nests-on-florida-island

A quick search reveals the AP story all over.  Yes, a sudden abandonment of the island, beginning in May.  Several possible causes -- new predation or disease -- ruled out. 

Seahorse Key is part of "Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge" and is a major roosting location.

On Jul 7, 2015, at 10:15 AM, Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Sorry, can't get links to work anymore, BUT there is an article in the Danbury News Times from the AP regarding abandon nests from 150 acre island off Seahorse Key, FL.  It's thousands of nests.
> They do not know why it happened.
> Pat Bailey
> Sherman, CT
> 
> http://www.newstimes.com/news/science/article/Thousands-of-birds-abandon-eggs-nests-on-Florida-6369889.php#photo-8269903
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