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AWE November Program, Black Skimmers, An Oddity

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Naples Botanical Garden

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

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Join us for our first Program of the 2017-2018 at the Naples Botanical Garden, FGCU Kapnick Education Center to hear our own Ted Below talk about Black Skimmers.

The unusual bill of the Black Skimmer allows it to skim the water's surface in search of fish, leading to the bird's common name. It has one of the most amazing feeding behaviors of any North American bird: As the bird flies low over the water with its lower bill penetrating the surface, its upper bill snaps shut instantly when it senses a fish.

Highly social, Black Skimmers are closely related to terns, including Least Tern. They roost and breed in colonies that can include thousands of pairs. Successful colonies often occupy the same nest sites each year, usually on sandy or gravelly bars and beaches. Small colonies or those that are unsuccessful usually relocate.

Ted will share with us why he considers them an oddity.

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