Bunche Beach Preserve is a stretch shoreline, mangroves and salt flats managed by the Lee County Parks Department. It is also an important stop-over spot for migratory shorebirds including plovers, sandpipers, dowitchers, red knots and others.
|A Dunlin and a Snowy Plover at Bunche Beach|
Recently a long-billed curlew has reappeared, and a few whimbrels were spotted last Saturday and there was the American Flamingo that showed-up a few weeks back.
Today I missed these birds but did enjoy watching several others including a pair of Red Knots, a trio of Snowy Plovers and a dozen or so Marbled Godwits.
Sadly the remains of a small loggerhead turtle was also seen at the beach today. Florida Fish and Wildlife should be collecting the remains.
From the web site of Turtle Time, Inc -
To report dead or injured sea turtles, or, if you have accidentally hooked a sea turtle that is small enough to rescue, contact: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC, or call Turtle Time, Inc. 239-481-5566 immediately.