Protect Baby Seabirds in the Caribbean

 
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Protect Baby Seabirds in the Caribbean

Protect Baby Seabirds in the Caribbean
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Les Tantes islands, Grenadines

Les Tantes islands, Grenadines
These islands harbor a globally important colony of Red-footed Boobies. Yet the thousands of birds which nest here are threatened by introduced predators such as rats and harvest by people. (view small | med | large | orig)

Seabird Patrol Training

Seabird Patrol Training
Community members become advocates for seabirds as they gain the necessary skills and knowledge to patrol wildlife refuges. (view small | med | large | orig)

Masked Booby Parents with Chick

Masked Booby Parents with Chick
Seabirds like these Masked Boobies mate for life and care for their young together. Sadly, they cannot protect their chicks from non-native predators like rats. (view small | med | large | orig)

Shearwater chick

Shearwater chick
Audubon's Shearwater nests in burrows and crevices, returning at night to feed their chicks after foraging over hundreds of miles of open ocean. (view small | med | large | orig)

Tropicbird parent with chick at nest

Tropicbird parent with chick at nest
Red-billed Tropicbirds nest in rocky crevices. Their courtship flights are remarkable, the beautiful birds with their long streamer tails call exuberantly as they circle together over nesting sites. (view small | med | large | orig)

Red-billed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird
These beautiful birds return to the same nesting site every year. Amazingly, their chicks will return as adults years later to the same "neighborhood" to claim their own nest. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sooty Tern Nesting Colony

Sooty Tern Nesting Colony
Sooty Terns nest in dense, noisy colonies. They are often found in thorny brush that provides cover for their chicks from the hot sun and aerial predators, but not from humans or introduced mammals. (view small | med | large | orig)

Field Research Manager Wayne Smart observes nests.

Field Research Manager Wayne Smart observes nests.
Photo from Progress Report 'Chicks soon ready to fly and other news from the field' (view small | med | large | orig)

Red-footed Booby chick in nest on Battowia island

Red-footed Booby chick in nest on Battowia island
Photo from Progress Report 'Island Refuge Expedition Report' (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Natalia Collier

Riviera Beach, FL United States

Where is this project located?

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