Share the Beach with Beach-Nesting and Migratory Shorebirds
Human disturbance is a major threat to birds and their young on our beaches.
• Stay out of protective fencing. • Never bring dogs or pets to the beach. • Do not disturb feeding or resting flocks of birds. • Landing of boats or water craft is prohibited at all times. • Observe and obey all posted signs.Beach-nesting birds Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns, and Black Skimmers nest and raise their young on Stone Harbor Point. Do your part and give them the space they need. Migratory shorebirds Several species of migratory shorebirds travel thousands of miles to feed and rest on their long journeys between their winter areas in South America and their nesting areas in the Arctic. They arrive hungry and tired and their time here is critical to their survival. Don’t disturb them—it really matters. CONSERVATION IN ACTION A project to improve habitat for coastal birds is underway at Stone Harbor Point. Elevated sandy habitat areas have been created to protect nests from storm flooding and provide safe resting areas for migratory birds. Protection from predators and disturbance are critical aspects of the project.
- Funding provided by US Department of Interior through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Info at: TinyURL.com/http-NJA-StoneHarbor-org