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Imperiled Beach-nesting Birds

IBNB Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines

Approved Imperiled Beach-nesting Birds (IBNB) guidelines take effect September 2023.

Species Guidelines

On July 13, 2022, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved new Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for four state-listed beach-nesting bird species, including the American oystercatcher, snowy plover, least tern and black skimmer. View the guidelines to see our technical assistance resources.

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FWC Press Release

ShoreMapper is an online resource intended to support these Guidelines and assist in determining whether project activities will take place in an area important for imperiled beach-nesting birds.

IBNB Permitted Monitors are qualified to assist FWC Incidental Take Permittees with minimizing and avoiding harm or harassment of imperiled beach-nesting birds (American oystercatchers, snowy plovers, least terns, black skimmers) during project activities.