Recordings Used To Lure Birds To Safer Spot In Texas Park

ROCKPORT (March 29, 2013)—Wildlife experts are using recordings to lure black skimmers that have laid claim to a sandy patch in a Rockport Beach Park traffic circle to a safer spot.

The recording of a black skimmer mating call will be played on a loop in hopes of luring the birds to a safer nesting spot a few yards away.

Owen Fitzsimmons with the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program said the effort is intended to improve the situation without harassing the skimmers.

Nesting is expected to start in a few weeks.

In mid-2010 someone moved barricades protecting the Rockport Beach Park skimmers and drove through the colony, killing several dozen chicks.


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