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Black Skimmers are primarily found along the coasts but may also be found at inland lakes. They forage by skimming the surface of calm saltwater marshes and estuaries with their lower bill open as they fly over.
They nest in small colonies on undisturbed sandy beaches and islands. Their nests are merely scrapes in the sand.
The Black Skimmer is a species of special concern due to destruction and human disturbance of breeding sites.

name area season diet/native food plants
Black SkimmerNCSSpSuFW-Bfish*
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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