Black Skimmer Patch


About This Product

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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

Please allow 3-6 business days for your order to be shipped out. After it ships the average shipping time is about 3-4 business days (with the exception of patches see below) for domestic orders and 7-21 business days for international orders.  If you do not receive your shipping notification after 7 business days then please contact us.

Vintage items, accessories, and patches will ship separately. 

Patches are shipped via USPS. To keep the cost free we do not ship patches with tracking. Please allow 5-10 business days from when you order is shipped to receive it in your mailbox for domestic orders and 10-28 business days for international orders. 

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