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The Great Backyard Bird Count Newsletter March. 2016

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Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. Spring marks horseshoe crabs’ mating season, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) want the public’s help identifying spawning sites.

Beachgoers will likely have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a new or full moon. The conditions around the new moon this Wednesday, March 9, and the full moon on March 23 will create ideal opportunities to view the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs.

E-Bird Newsletter March. 2016

In this issue:

  • Global Big Day—14 May 2016
  • eBird photo of the month: Ivory Gull by Nick Anich
  • Dream Jobs—three openings on the eBird Team!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count preliminary results
  • New migration research maps annual cycle of 118 species
  • Become an eBird Partner, and beta tester
  • eBirder of the Month Challenge: explore new locations

American Bird Conservancy Newsletter March. 2016

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