Coastal Waterbird Program Wildlife Management

Field Assistants

The Coastal Waterbird Program monitors and protects more nesting sites on the Atlantic coast than any other non-governmental entity. Every year from March through September, we utilize a variety of management techniques to protect nesting and migratory coastal birds from human disturbance and predators.

Examples of Management Techniques

  • symbolic fencing
  • signage
  • electric fencing
  • exclosures

We also consult with beach managers, local landowners, and permitting agencies on projects

  • dredging and beach re-nourishment
  • off-road vehicle use
  • beach raking
  • fireworks