2013may14_dolphinview-6As some of you know, the club participates in the Volusia Shorebird Alliance co-sponsored by the FWC and Volusia County.  As part of the alliance, we conduct surveys of nesting shorebirds and seabirds in the County.  The only non-shoebird species we survey is the Brown Pelican and I conduct the monthly checks at the two roosting/nesting islands between the Dolphin View Restaurant and the Washington Ave.

Normally I do them using a scope at the marina and at the land formerly owned by the city waste water treatment plant.  But it is a little harder to really see what is going on.  I mentioned to Maureen that we should try getting up close and personal with the canoe and we did.  What a great time!   Continue Reading »