Chicks have Fledged!

This picture of gorgeous royal terns with a fledgling (far right) on Panama City Beach was taken by Bonnie Samuelsen of Florida Audubon. Bonnie reports that all of the chicks are flying, and the posted nesting sites have been taken down. While the numbers are low, the productivity rate was high for PCB this year, with fewer impacts from unleashed dogs in the posted areas. Audubon has teamed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to mark and protect shorebird sites on PCB. We appreciate their good work!