Black Skimmer Patch


About This Product

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#10 Black Skimmer

The unmistakable Black Skimmer gets its name from its unique manner of feeding. They fly low over waves, with their longer lower mandible knifing through the water and snapping shut once it finds a fish. They’re agile flyers, and in groups often turn and glide in harmony.

Skimmers lay their eggs directly on the beach, which makes them vulnerable to human disturbance, predation, and weather. In New York State, where only three nesting colonies remain, NYC Audubon is working with city and state agencies to protect their breeding habitat  and band chicks every summer.

Bird Collective will donate 30% of the profits from this patch to support NYC Audubon's efforts.

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All embroidered bird patches have an iron-on backing, but the adhesive is temporary. For durability, we recommend sewing or using a permanent, flexible fabric glue.

Dimensions: 2.4" wide x 1.25" high

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping and Processing Times

Please allow 2-6 business days for your order to be processed for shipping. After processing, the average shipping time is about 3-4 business days (with the exception of patches, see below) for domestic orders.

Vintage items, accessories, and patches ship separately.

Patches are shipped via USPS. To keep shipping costs low for our customers, we do not ship small patch orders with tracking. For domestic orders, pease allow 5-15 business days after notification of shipping to receive it in your mailbox, For international orders, please allow 10-28 business days.

International Shipping

We ship internationally, and orders typically take 7-21 business days to reach their destination. Please be aware that your item may be held at customs for inspection, delaying the delivery time, and you may be charged a customs fee, import tax or additional charge. Customers are responsible for all customs fees.

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