By Stephanie Egger, Wildlife Biologist
The month of April has provided the first nests from our beach nesting birds! The first nest found belongs to the American oystercatcher, a species of concern in New Jersey. Like our other nesting shorebirds, the eggs are well camouflaged on the beach. We use symbolic fencing (string and posts) with signs to protect their nesting areas and to alert the public of their presence.