In spring and summer, our Connecticut beaches and islands become a nursery for federally and state-protected birds like the Piping Plover, Least Tern, and American Oystercatcher.
These birds rely on us to “Share the Shore,” because our beach season is their nesting season. Every May–August, they hatch chicks that weigh less than a single scoop of ice cream!
Step One: Take the Be a Good Egg Pledge.
Tiny chicks face big obstacles, and one of the biggest is a lack of awareness.
People may not know, for instance, that walking too close to nesting sites (which are usually sectioned off with string fencing) can cause adults to abandon their nests. Or that even small, well-trained dogs can crush fragile eggs or scare off parents. By taking the Pledge, you're helping us understand how many people know how to #sharetheshore!
Step Two: Share the love.
One of the best ways to help is to volunteer in-person to monitor and survey nesting birds.
You can also share our messaging! We developed the Share the Love, Share the Shore campaign to help you spread the word.
Step Three: Read and share our resources below!
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