State and Federal Protection of Piping Plover Nest to Close Portion of Beach at Gordons Pond on Cape Henlopen
DNREC announced that the first piping plover nest discovered at Gordon’s Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park since 2016 will result in the temporary closure of 800 feet of beach for protection of the new nest and any piping plover chicks that may hatch and fledge from it.
The data is in, and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is reporting another successful nesting season for piping plovers in Delaware. For the second year in a row, Delaware established its all-time high number of recorded nesting piping plover pairs, with 19 pairs producing 52 fledglings.
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.