Important nesting island for a diverse array of wading birds in Lvaca Bay, including Reddish Egrets, Roseatte Spoonbills, and ground-nesting skimmers and terns. Particularly important nesting island for a large number of White Ibis and White-faced Ibis in Lavaca Bay.

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Ornithological Summary

Important nesting island for a diverse array of wading birds, including Reddish egrets and Roseatte Spoonbills, and ground-nesting skimmers and terns. Particularly important nesting island for a large number of White Ibis and White-faced Ibis in Lavaca Bay.

Conservation Issues

Susceptible to disturbance and erosion, especially during tropical cyclones. Loss of shrubs may also be possible as the islands age.

Habitat

Dredge spoil islands with unvegetated shell, shrubs to 2.5m in height, and halophytes. Provides nesting substrate for ground-nesting terns and skimmers and shrub nesting waders.

Land Use

Dredge spoil islands may occasionally receive new dredge material.

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