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Florida FWC: Fireworks and nesting shorebirds don’t mix

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Fireworks and Florida’s beach wildlife just doesn’t mix. Independence Day is this Saturday, and the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks the public to protect beach-nesting shorebirds statewide by being careful with celebratory fireworks and to avoid using personal pyrotechnics at the beach. Shorebirds are nesting on beaches along Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts; many birds are still watching over flightless chicks during the Independence Day weekend, which is expected to be busy with beach-goers. Birds such as snowy…

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