This summer be on the look on for the Be a Good Egg (BAGE) project at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay and Beach 116th in the Rockaways. BAGE’s goal is to educate beachgoers about how to share the beach with nesting shorebirds like Least Terns, Piping Plovers, and American Oystercatchers that nest and rest on the beaches of New York and New Jersey every spring and summer.
Human presence can unintentionally have a profound and disruptive impact around nesting shorebirds. Eggs and chicks are at high risk from predators and extreme temperatures when an adult is frightened away from the nest. BAGE invites you to take the Be a Good Egg Pledge this summer:
I pledge to:
Stay out of marked areas where birds are nesting.
Keep my dog on a leash and out of nesting areas and away from migrating birds that are staging on the beaches.
Share the beach with nesting and migrating birds and their young.
With your help, we can protect New York’s beach-nesting birds and their young.
Volunteers are needed for the BAGE program! We are planning some fun craft and outreach activities for all ages from 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays this summer. Please see our schedule below for more details.
We will also be joining the Urban Park Rangers for Plover Day on July 6th at Beach 59th from 11 am to 2 pm. Please stop by and enjoy games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness about the federally endangered piping plovers nesting in NYC!
Take the pledge to help protect nesting shorebirds!
|Saturday||6/28/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Tuesday||7/1/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday||7/3/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Saturday||7/5/2014||Orchard||10 am to 4 pm|
|Sunday||7/6/2014||Plover Day 59th St 11X2||10 am to 4 pm|
|Tuesday||7/8/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday||7/10/2014||Orchard||10 am to 4 pm|
|Tuesday||7/15/2014||Orchard||10 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday||7/17/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Saturday||7/19/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|
|Sunday||7/20/2014||Orchard||10 am to 4 pm|
|Tuesday||7/22/2014||Orchard||10 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday||7/24/2014||Rockaway B116||10 am to 4 pm|