Friends board members John King and Joe Smith – a licensed bird bander - along with volunteers from local environmental organizations banded seven of the eight birds nesting on the beach.
So far this year, chicks from three pairs of oystercatchers have fledged, and “we can track the birds we have. We can see if birds that aren’t successful here go to another beach, break up or stay together,” says Refuge Biologist Heidi Hanlon.
Funding for supplies came from the Friends of Cape MayNational Wildlife Refuge.
Thanks to all of our Friends members and volunteers who made this project possible.