Don’t you hate it when the doorbell or telephone rings just as you settle down to dinner or a nap? While mere nuisances to us, disruptions in feeding and nesting routines can spell disaster for birds, especially the cumulative effect of frequent disruptions, a common occurrence at busy sites such as beaches and waterways. When a nesting bird is forced to fly, it may leave eggs or young exposed to temperature extremes or predators. A migratory bird may be exhausted and hungry from a long flight—it needs to rest and eat. With care and common sense, birders can help protect the birds they love to watch.

Wildlife Photographers can be important advocates for birds, if they follow these simple guidelines and help educate their peers on the beach. How to Be a Shorebird-friendly Photographer.

While having a great time on the beach this summer please consider our beach-nesting birds! By following a few simple tips you can help conserve these special birds and help them raise their families. Share the Beach.