If you are anywhere above the high tide line then you are too close. Beach nesting bird nests and eggs blend into the sand and shells and can be very hard to see and very easy to step on. Some birds will call loudly and/or divebomb you when you get too close to their nest/young, but not always. Please always stay below the high tide line during the breeding season (April – August).
By Neil McCoy|2020-08-12T15:49:08+00:00August 12th, 2020|Wildlife|Comments Off on How can I know if I’m too close to a bird nest?
This project was funded by The Nature Conservancy with support from The Volgenau Foundation and by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program led by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality through Grant #NA17NOS4190152 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. All Explore Our Seaside partners also contributed significant time and effort to the project.
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