DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife schedules training in Lewes for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors
Volunteers wanting to help protect Delaware’s beachnesting birds are invited to a training session with DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife monitoring team.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is reporting a successful nesting season for piping plovers in Delaware, with an all-time high number of 16 breeding pairs producing 36 fledglings.
DNREC has reopened stretches of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point, and beachfront along the oceanside of The Point on Cape Henlopen, following the end of a piping plover nesting season that produced 13 plover fledglings.
A pair of piping plovers that lost their nest at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park has regrouped and nested again within the park, with three eggs observed so far.
Volunteers who want to help protect Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds by joining DNREC’s monitoring team are invited to a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Biden Environmental Training Center.