Suummer 2018 – With the beach season upon us, we ask you to help protect Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns, and other beach-nesting birds by being cautious and respecting the signs, ropes, and fencing that volunteers for the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds have erected on many of the state’s beaches.
We’ve noticed that most beach-goers are very happy to help the birds, and last year there were more pairs of nesting Piping Plovers that at any time since at least 1996.
The bird protection program is coordinated by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and greatly assisted by the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, a partnership of Audubon Connecticut, the Connecticut Audubon Society, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.
The Alliance trains and coordinates the volunteer team and provides field staff to assist conservation efforts statewide, with a focus on Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns, and Common Terns.
Here’s more about the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds