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Close up of snowy plover sitting on sandy beach with chick

Imperiled Beach-nesting Bird (IBNB) Permitted Monitors are trained individuals with shorebird and seabird survey experience. IBNB Permitted Monitors are authorized to assist FWC Incidental Take Permittees with avoiding and minimizing take of imperiled beach-nesting birds (American oystercatchers, snowy plovers, least terns and black skimmers) during permitted activities.

Please visit the FWC's IBNB Permitted Monitor page for more information on becoming or locating an IBNB Permitted Monitor

Bird monitor qualifications associated with permitted beach nourishment projects issued prior to 2023 contained different listed qualifications. For questions related to monitor qualifications in older permits, please contact your regional shorebird contact