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Long Beach Down, Sandy/Morse Up

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

Here are a few more photos of the string fencing and signage removal effort last week by us at the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Thank you to those of you who joined us!


RTPI Conservation & Outreach Coordinator and AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator Scott Kruitbosch – photo by Audubon Connecticut’s Patrick Comins

Long Beach Group-0073

CT DEEP and AAfCW staff as the day wraps up

Long Beach Stakes Signs-0072

Just some of the fruits of our efforts

We really need more assistance this Thursday, August 20th at 10:00AM at Sandy/Morse Points in West Haven. Any and all volunteers are greatly appreciated! It is one of the best sites in the entire state for birds in August, and you can expect to see a lot of wonderful shorebirds, terns and other migrants while we are there.

Assisting not only helps AAfCW but it also greatly aids those at CT DEEP who have extremely limited time. It also limits the stress on young, feeding and migrant birds. Please remember that taking down fencing in August can be physically demanding because of the potential heat and humidity, and those who join us should remember a few things:
-wear sunscreen
-drink plenty of water or sports drink
-do not attempt to carry too many stakes, there are enough volunteers and staff members so that no one should overexert themselves
-anyone who needs to limit physical exertion should stick to winding up string rolls
-take as many breaks as needed

Attending a string fencing party is a great excuse to get out and do some birding! You can also talk to AAfCW and CT DEEP experts about our birds, insects, habitats and other beach topics. Please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if you can join us this Thursday – thank you!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator