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This brochure was primarily developed by residents in the Town of Seabrook, SC, in partnership with FWS & SCDNR.
This colorful educational pamphlet provides guidelines and reasons for preservation of shorebird habitat. Distribution will primarily be through the Town Hall, SI Club’s Amenity Office, Lake House, and those groups who offer property rental services.
While the words of the brochure are important, it will ultimately be the positive stewardship actions of the persons who walk the beach as to whether our migratory and resident shorebird populations survive. The opportunity to see and interact with wildlife and our beautiful beaches are generally acknowledged as primary attractors for visitors to Seabrook.
This sign was made for veterinary offices to help reach dog owners in the vicinity of beaches with plovers. It could be adapted for other areas and for beaches that do not allow dogs during the nesting season.
EDITOR'S CHOICEWildlife Biologist
NPS rack card titled, "Help Protect the Piping Plover". It includes general life history information, how the Seashore helps protect piping plovers, and how "You" can help.
EDITOR'S CHOICESnowy Plover Video
Nice video about Western Snowy Plover and habitat protection. Very relevant to Atlantic Flyway.
The "Share the Beach" activity/coloring book includes information on beach-nesting birds, their habitats, threats, and how young beach-goers and their families can help. The book includes coloring activities, a word find, connect-the-dots picture, word scramble, maze, crossword puzzle and fill-in-the blank section. The last section is a pledge.
produced for private landowners with grant funding. Maine Audubon shared their booklet with us, and we edited it to include American Oystercatchers and other beach species
A pretty picture
EDITOR'S CHOICETen Things You Can Do to Help Piping Plover
Tips on helping Piping Plover in New Hampshire (nesting and migrating)
Project Goal: To monitor and protect the breeding population of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) along the New Hampshire Seacoast, as well as their habitat.
Increase awareness of the piping plover and behaviors needed to protect them from disturbance through social media platforms.
Announcement for leashes
letter explaining why leash dogs
EDITOR'S CHOICEBe a Good Egg Program
share the beach with nesting birds
EDITOR'S CHOICEKeeping Piping Plovers Safe Tips
Tips: what to do when at beach to help keep shorebirds safe
EDITOR'S CHOICEPiping Plover Volunteer Training Guide
32 page guide about Piping Plovers and how to get involved in volunteer work to help conserve them
small sign telling to stay away from nesting area
large sign telling to stay away from nesting area
Sign giving advice on how not to disturbe Piping Plover
EDITOR'S CHOICEEnvironmental Candada Piping Plover Symbol
graphic of Piping Plover
chart of Piping Plover nesting activities by month
EDITOR'S CHOICEWalking Safely on the Beach for Piping Plovers
graphic of where to walk on the beach
picture and nesting cycle of Piping Plover
facts regarding how off-roading on beaches can affect piping plovers
EDITOR'S CHOICEStewardship Guide for Healthy Beaches to Landowners
Guide on how to manage land to help shore habitat
short description describing harm that can be done to birds and the Wildlife center's rules regarding dogs and camping