Corps biologists monitor bird nests near Brunswick Harbor
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Chris Rentz, left) monitor birds and nests near the Brunswick Harbor alternative placement site, June 10, 2014. Pictured left: Kyle Robillard, Georgia Southern University graduate student. The 15-acre island was built by the Corps of Engineers in 2007 to provide beneficial use of dredged material for the Brunswick Harbor deepening project. The island provides valuable bare ground nesting habitat for a variety of species such as the least tern, royal tern, black skimmer, brown pelican, and other shorebirds. The day's sightings included an estimated 3,000 royal terns, 100 brown pelicans, and hundreds of active tern nests. USACE photo by Tracy Robillard.