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03-29-2004, 07:46 AM
Where can I get a list of beaches closed this spring for some sort of bird activity?
Delaware Bay beaches in particular.
OOO look at the grouse.
03-29-2004, 07:53 AM
good luck finding any open beaches...Horseshoe crab time is birdwatchers heaven time...Them dam piping plovers have to eat every crab egg and wipe out the population...then they try to blame humans for overharvesting them!!!!It's all a conspiracy to take out the little man!!!!
WOW!!!that felt good!!! :D
03-29-2004, 08:38 AM
I feel your pain.
Let me hear an "AMEN"!!!!
I know the horseshoes start around the last week in April,1st week in May, but any closures before then?
I just like to know when fishing became the most degrading hobby a man could find?!
Maybe I just take up something more noble like bilking millions from their life savings or internet porn? I don't want to get on a rant here but.....
03-29-2004, 09:20 AM
Not sure about 2004, but here is 2003.
I can't stop laughing at the name of one of the birds. The red knot. Sounds like an organ on your body or something you end up with when you're not feeling well. Honey, I ate too many chili peppers last night and now I'm stuck in the john with a red knot. :mad:
Delaware Bay/NJ Closures
"On May 17 and 18 and May 24 to June 1, DEP staff will limit access at portions of specific beaches in the Villas, as well as portions of Reeds Beach, Cook's Beach, Kimbles Beach, Norbury's Landing, Pierces Point, Sunray Beach and Raybins Beach. These are important shorebird feeding areas and limiting access will minimize human disturbance of the shorebirds while they feed.
The affected sections of beach in Lower, Middle and Downe townships will be closed only for 11 days. The beach restrictions coincide with the new and full moons, when horseshoe crab spawning and shorebird feeding are at their peak."
I bet you are interested in being a piping plover guard!!! smile.gif
"Piping Plover Population
Update [June 2003]
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) reports four piping plover nests (two at Gordons Pond and two at the Point of Cape Henlopen State Park). They report at least one more pair of birds at the Point which have not chosen a nest site yet.
For those unfamiliar with DNREC's piping plover protection efforts, all nesting areas are closed to the public in order to protect the plovers from disturbance. This year, DNREC is recruiting volunteers to guard the closed areas from people who try to go into nesting areas. The volunteers will be stationed at the fencing closing parts of the beach and will not be entering closed areas.
If you are interested in volunteering to guard the closed beaches and inform the public about piping plovers, please email Marnie Grezlikowski."
[ 03-29-2004, 07:40 AM: Message edited by: sunnydaze ]
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