Start of beach season coincides with nesting of threatened water birds

May 26, 2014

Piping plovers lay their eggs on the beach
Piping plovers lay their eggs on the beach
Credit Audubon Connecticut

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of beach season. It’s also a critical time for nesting water birds in the region. Environmentalists are asking beach-goers to protect the birds by keeping their distance.

Adult Least Tern with mummichog at Sandy Point in West Haven.
Adult Least Tern with mummichog at Sandy Point in West Haven.
Credit Photo by Marc Rivadeneyra, Courtesy of Audubon Connecticut