Shore Patrol—Eckerd College Seabird Stewardship Class Helps Protect Threatened Shorebirds

Threatened seabirds like oystercatchers, snowy and Wilson’s plovers, and black skimmers that nest during the summer at Fort De Soto and two other Pinellas County beaches may not have a better friend than Elizabeth Forys, Ph.D., and her 16 Eckerd students. Several times over the last 10 years, Forys, who also is the Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences at Eckerd, has led a summer session class titled Seabird Stewardship. Read more.