TTOR gives shorebird nesting update


The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) are monitoring the nesting progress of four species of shorebirds on the properties they own or manage in Edgartown — Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Reservation, and Norton Point Beach. The birds include piping plovers and three species of tern — least, common, and roseate. State and federal regulations require TTOR to monitor the nests and chicks and to provide adequate habitat for the birds. Those who consider using the beach should contact TTOR’s Shorebird Hotline at 508-627-8390 for the latest information on over-sand vehicle (OSV) access. Updates are also posted at the entrances to all three properties. Beach users are reminded that dogs must be leashed and kept out of posted areas.