Below you can see signs on Long Beach for the protection of the Piping Plovers and (hopefully!) Least Terns. They were erected yesterday by Town of Stratford Conservation Administrator Brian Carey and the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds' own Scott Kruitbosch, himself a Stratford resident.
Two or three pairs of Piping Plovers have been seen so far on Long Beach, and despite a lot of human traffic, there are usually some successful nests here. We thank Brian and the town of Stratford for their cooperation in helping to protect coastal waterbirds, and we hope all of the residents and visitors will take the same mindful and considerate attitude this season while enjoying the beautiful beach. These beach-nesting species can co-exist very peacefully with all of us if the proper precautions are taken.
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.