As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

sland bird habitat being expanded in South Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dredging of a South Texas channel will pile up more habitat for birds.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( reported Tuesday that the project is meant to benefit creatures that nest on Causeway Island in Nueces Bay.

About 40,000 cubic yards of dredge spoils from Rincon Channel will be spread over the 3-acre island. The center is being elevated to increase habitat for ground nesting birds.

Expansion of the island involves the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Cheniere Energy, the Port of Corpus Christi and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Hundreds of colonial water birds already roost on the island between February and August. The estuary program has erected nesting platforms.

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