It's piping plover season at Del. beaches
By Mark Fowser

Photo: Del. Dept. of Nat'l Resources
The first piping plovers of the season have been spotted along Delaware bay and ocean beaches, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Sightings of the endangered shorebird have been reported at Fowlers Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park and Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve.

Nesting areas have already been closed off to the public at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Small endangered shorebirds have been found at the Point and Gordons Pond, where an American Oystercatcher has also been observed.

Meanwhile, a training session will be held Saturday May 17th if you are interested in joining DNREC's monitoring team.

You can find the sign-up information at


Saturday May 17th, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Biden Center, Cape Henlopen State Park.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 302-382-4151, but attendees will also be welcome at the door.

The park fee at the booth will be waived that day only, and only for volunteers attending the training session.

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