No July 4th fireworks on beach to protect birds, Florida FWC says

Fireworks and fowl don’t mix, especially on the beach.

Feet or paws stomping in the wrong spots near the dunes also can cause nesting bird pairs to flee, leaving behind their young for predators or the deadly heat.

So be alert and don’t light any fireworks on the beach this July 4th weekend, Audubon Florida and state biologists urge, as many birds re-nest for their final chance to successfully raise young this season.

“If a bird dive-bombs you, you’ve gotten too close,” the nonprofit Audubon Florida warned in a press release this month.

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