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CK: important rest area for wintering birds

By Karen Parker 

Human “snow birds” aren’t the only birds visiting Cedar Key during the colder winter months.

The area is used by more than 40 migratory bird species, and serves as the second largest overwintering site for the American oystercatcher throughout its range. American oystercatchers spend the summer months as far north as Maine and have been found overwintering in Cedar Key year after year.

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