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Parts of Horn Island closed to protect bird nesting areas

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

It's a sure sign that spring has arrived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Much of the western end of Horn Island has been closed to human traffic.

The area is marked off by large "do not enter" signs and by hundreds of little red flags. They have been placed there to protect sensitive wildlife, including nesting birds such as least terns and sandpipers.

The area will be closed off for the next several months until the young hatchlings reach maturity.

Also evident on Horn Island is the ever-changing landscape. New dunes are being formed and older ones are being shifted.

Friday it was all quiet on Horn Island, with only a few boaters trolling the waters for fish. As summer arrives, more and more people will visit the pristine shores of this wonderful Mississippi barrier island.

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