Wildlife officials say look out for shorebirds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are warning beachgoers to watch where they step.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say shorebirds are starting to build nests out of shells and sand, and the hatching chicks can be difficult to see.

Wildlife officials recommend staying 300 feet from a nest and using designated walkways when possible.

Shorebirds in Florida include the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, American oystercatcher and Wilson's plover.

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