Volunteer with Audubon to be a nesting shorebird monitor in South Walton

April 26, 2012

An endangered snowy plover chick at Camp Helen State Park. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Be a part of nesting shorebird survival and learn how to be a beach steward on May 5 at Grayton Beach State Park

It’s that time of year again when a young shorebird’s thoughts turn toward love. The breeding season is upon us. Snowy plovers already have nests and soon will have their first chicks. Terns and skimmers will also be nesting very soon. These birds need your protection. Unknowing beach goers can trample eggs and chicks, or they can flush parents from the nests leaving the eggs and chicks vulnerable to the hot sun and predators. The birds need your protection. You can become a beach steward. These stewards are stationed next to nesting sites where they educate the public about the nesting birds and steer beach goers away from the nests.
An Opening Day training session at Grayton Beach State Park is quickly approaching. If you are interested in working in the state park this season, you should attend this training session below:
May 5th – Opening Day Training Session at Grayton Beach State Park, 10 a.m. to Noon, Meet at the parking lot in the beach area, a map to the meeting location can be found at ::MAP::
Please reserve your spot with me if you wish to attend this training session. aknothe@audubon.org or 850-710-6331.