Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut Director of Bird Conservation and AAfCW member, snapped these photos of the process and the beautiful habitat of Griswold Point. While working we were able to see two pairs of Piping Plover and one pair of American Oystercatcher plus an adult.
The purple sands of Griswold Point
Dave Gumbart of The Nature Conservancy
Scott Kruitbosch, Connecticut Audubon Society Conservation Technician
AAfCW waterbird technician Sean Graesser
Audubon Connecticut's Leslie Kane, manager of Audubon Center at Bent of the River
Audubon Connecticut's Michael Brooks of their Piping Plover/American Oystercatcher program
Audubon Connecticut's IBA Coordinator Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
The nesting area
A feeding American Oystercatcher
The effort went flawlessly and very quickly with so many hands helping out. This is why we need your help at these fencing dates! The more people we have on hand the less time it takes and the less stress we put on the birds with all of us out there on the beach in their nesting habitat.
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.