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The black skimmer, due to its local "rarity", remains on the NJ Endangered Wildlife list.


The black skimmer nests on open sandy beaches, inlets, sandbars, offshore islands, and dredge disposal islands that are sparsely vegetated and contain shell fragments.

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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