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.
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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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