DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Federal authorities are offering a reward for help identifying anyone who removed eggs from a protected shorebird nesting site near Dauphin Island.
WPMI-TV reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $2,500. Many Least Tern chicks died after the eggs were left out in the hot sun.
The television station reports that people removed the eggs over the Fourth of July weekend to make space for a volleyball net and tents on a barrier island at the mouth of Mobile Bay.
Anyone with information is asked to call the wildlife service.