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There are nearly three billion fewer birds in North America today as compared to 1970, according to Science News.

oystercatcher sitting on beach
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Boaters and beachgoers will have fewer places to enjoy the shore in the coming months along the north end of Little Talbot Island State Park. Portions are closed off as birds flock to the private shorelines for nesting.

All shoals and emergent islands, such as Little Bird and Big Bird Island, are considered critical wildlife areas and are also closed. The least tern, black simmer and American Oystercatcher are just some of the species that inhabit the area.

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As Jacksonville travelers make their summer plans, thousands of their winged neighbors are getting ready for an epic journey of their own to Brazil.