Shorebird Closures Lifted

Beach closures in place since April at the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge and the Jessup’s Neck peninsula at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor, both to protect threatened shorebirds, were lifted earlier this week in the wake of an unsuccessful effort to allow the bird populations to recover.

The Morton refuge provided habitat for one pair of piping plovers and one pair of American oystercatchers. One pair of least tern nested at the Amagansett refuge.

Read complete article in the East Hampton Star.

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