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Eight Species of Colonial Waterbirds Believed to Be Declining

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A 1999 survey of colonial waterbirds along the coast indicates a decline in eight species. They are the black skimmer, gull-billed tern, Forster's tern, black-crowned night heron, glossy ibis, tricolored heron, snowy egret, and the common tern, which had the greatest decline. Loss of habitat, caused by rapid coastal development, is thought to be the cause of the decline.