Friday, June 19, 2015

Pleasure Beach Monitoring

Good evening all,

Late last night or early this morning the pair of Piping Plovers on Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport hatched four young ones! This is an especially sensitive area, being so remote, and with beachgoers visiting the site now via the water taxi from the dock at 91 Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport. The City has been great in working with us and helping to educate people on and protect the birds. Our WildLife Guards program, which trains, mentors, and employs ten local high schools students and two crew leaders to monitor nesting birds and engage visitors, families, and friends about Pleasure Beach and its wildlife, will not start until July 1. If anyone could provide extra monitoring coverage for us until then we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you in advance!

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