Westport, MA 02790
Join Mass Audubon to prepare the beaches for the return of miratory birds to our coasts this spring!
Piping Plovers return from South America and the Caribbean in mid-March and begin to establish territories on coastal beaches. Join Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Team at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary on an often brisk morning, as they erect fencing that is used to symbolically fence off areas where two beach nesting birds, the piping plover and the American oystercatcher, nest.
The fencing helps protect fragile nesting sites from beachgoers accidentally stepping on eggs or from dogs walking too close to nests. Plovers can nest as early as mid-April, and oystercatchers are known to start even earlier.
This program is suitable for ages 12 and up. Registration required. Bring water, snacks and your own lunch and join us for a picnic lunch after we work. The program meets at the field station.