Request for Help!

American Oystercatchers on North Beach

HELP WANTED! With the increasing number of visitors to our beaches we need
more volunteers to help protect the Red Knots, American Oystercatchers and
Least Terns. We haven’t had a successful Least Tern nesting on our beach since
2018 and Oystercatcher U5, who is nested out there, tried three times last year
without success.

If you can spare just a couple of hours per week from now until the end of June to help keep visitors a safe distance from the nesting area, please let us know. We are looking for people to be on the beach from 10-12pm and 12-2:00pm or
maybe even bring your lunch & do a double shift from 10-2p!

This will not be the full steward expectation since the Red Knots are about to head north.We need people to monitor the Nesting Area to protect the nesting birds from disturbance. You will use our cart and wear a Steward Vest to identify your function. Just your presence will make a difference.

We will give you a quick training course on Least Terns and American Oystercatchers nesting and provide you with a reference guide. We will also get you registered on our website that allows you to self schedule and make an easy shift report on your phone. The experience will be easy, rewarding and very much appreciated!

The SIB Shorebird Steward Program Team
● Mark Andrews
● Lesley Gore
● Melanie Jerome
● Bob Mercer

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