Shorebird populations have been in steep decline over the last 50 or more years. They face numerous challenges throughout their life cycle such as habitat loss, lack of food availability, predation, climate change, sea level rise, and more. Many of these birds nest on open beaches and are at the mercy of weather, tides, predators, and disturbance caused by human activities. On the ESVA seaside, partners work together to provide habitat where these beach nesting birds can raise young with minimal human disturbance.