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Imperiled Beach-nesting Birds

Delayed Effective Date

At the October Commission Meeting, Commissioners approved an effective date delay from September 2023 to October 1, 2024, for the Imperiled Beach-nesting Bird (IBNB) Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines.

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IBNB Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines

Approved Imperiled Beach-nesting Birds (IBNB) guidelines take effect October 1, 2024.


If you are interested in becoming an IBNB Permitted Monitor and would like to gain the required monitoring experience alongside skilled bird monitors during the 2024 nesting season, please contact your local FSA Partnership. In addition to monitoring experience, individuals need to complete FWC’s online training to meet permit requirements. Learn more about how you or your consulting staff can become an IBNB Permitted Monitor by visiting the FWC’s IBNB Permitted Monitor webpage.

For more information on protocols to use for Special Events with Loud Noise, please contact an FWC regional shorebird contact.