Florida Shorebird Alliance members conduct bird count on Spoil Island 3D (w/video)
Individuals from Florida Fish and Wildlife, Audubon Florida, Tampa Bay Watch, Port Tampa Bay and the US Army Corps of Engineers conducted a bird count on Spoil Island 3D in Tampa Bay the morning of Monday, May 15, 2017. Spoil Island 3D, a manmade island created with bottom material dumped after nearby channel dredging, serves as important habitat for myriad bird species. Some of those species are deemed “imperiled” by Florida Fish and Wildlife, but find refuge on the island’s quiet shores. As regular dredging efforts continue in order to keep the nearby shipping channel clear, material is added to the island to create additional bird habitat.