The preserve is home to endangered and threatened species that include the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, black skimmer
and wood stork.
* BLACK SKIMMER
(opposite page)This beach bird is decreasing in population, but luckily about 400 have found a home in front of the Holiday Inn on Lido, because of the dunes.
The graceful white trumpeter swan, the friendly backyard brown-headed nuthatch and the coastal black skimmer
could lose more than 99 percent of their current ranges.
Only time will reveal the spill's impact on many Gulf-breeding species, including the Brown Pelican, American Oystercatcher, Wilson's Plover, Reddish Egret, Least Tern, Black Skimmer
, Roseate Spoonbill, Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow, and Mottled Duck.
Birds are classified in categories including: longest toes (comb-crested jacana), oddest bill (black skimmer
), best energy saver (greater roadrunner), most costly divorce (the waved albatross), most poisonous bird (hooded pitohui), and shortest courtship (great white pelican).
elegans; see Howell 1994) and black skimmer
(Rynchops niger) to the list of breeders.
In September of last year, for example, two men in a 4x4 pick-up truck violated the closure and ran over a couple of fledgling black skimmer
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection also partnered with the Service to provide an information session for LSU and Cape May NWR employees on state and federally listed species that are seen on the beaches: the piping plover, least tern (Sterna antillarum), and black skimmer
This is exactly how many shore birds of today fish--for example, the black skimmer
forsteri), Least Terns (Sternula antillarum), and Black Skimmer
(Rynchops niger), and to at least 57 species using it during the non-breeding season.
Roth, in addition to Weakley and Bucher (1992), noticed that numerous shorebirds, including the least tern (Sterna antillarum), Wilson's plover (Charadrius wilsonia), black skimmer
(Rhynchops niger), Caspian tern (Sterna caspia), and the endangered roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii), nest in seabeach amaranth stands.