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Desperate for a solution, FWC biologists Ricardo Zambrano and Sharyn Hood decided to try "social attraction" techniques, such as using decoys and recorded bird calls to attract the returning roseate terns to another possible habitat -- the Dry Tortugas National Park.
With the cooperation of the National Park Service
, Zambrano and Hood
planted 40 plastic Roseate Tern decoys at the park in April.
Thanks to Sharyn Hood of the ...
Thanks to Sharyn Hood of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for the photos and updates on the Roseate Tern colony.
History of Bald Eagle Nest in Pembroke Pines
Mr. Brunner also forwarded, to FDOT and the contractor, advice provided last week to the County Traffic Engineering Division by Sharyn Hood of FWC, who provided links to information on regulations and guidelines, stating: "Apparently this is the first eagle nest in Broward County since the 1970s, so the nearby residents are very excited about the nest and understandably protective."
On the assumption that the work would involve trenching along the roadside in front of the eagle nest, Ms. Hood
stated (January 22, 2009):
BULLETIN: February 10, 2009-- Sharyn Hood, Assistant Regional Biologist in the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission South Regional Office in West Palm Beach, has provided good news about protection of the eagle nest.
also provides a caution to eagle watchers.
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Sharon Hood, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: Waterbirds and Critical Wildlife Areas in South Florida
FWC biologist Sharyn Hood ...
FWC biologist Sharyn Hood said the results are inconclusive.
"I took a look to see if there was any obvious damage.There was no obvious damage to the egg," she
Hood wants to hear the opinions of other biologists, but suspects she
will be able to determine whether the egg is still alive by the end of this week. Hood
said the egg may not prove to be viable.
"It's looking less and less likely every day," she
added that one factor is the construction schedule.