The goal of the Be a Good Egg project is to help people learn more about birds like Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and American Oystercatchers that nest on North Carolina’s beaches every spring and summer. From April through August, thousands of birds nest on the bare sand on many of North Carolina’s beaches, usually at inlets. These scrappy survivors face many threats, including severe weather and predators. One person or dog walking through a bird nesting area will cause the adults to fly off their nests, exposing their chicks and eggs to predators and severe temperatures.
Audubon North Carolina is reaching out to people and asking them to make a pledge to “Be a good egg” and share the beach with the birds. As part of this project, volunteers are helping us reach out to people at Wrightsville Beach where Audubon NC is working with the local community to protect hundreds of nesting birds. But we hope this message reaches anyone who visits a beach in North Carolina – because beach-nesting birds are found along the entire North Carolina coastline. Anyone can take the pledge by filling out the pledge form on the right side of this page.
I pledge to:
- Stay out of areas where birds are nesting.
- Keep my dog on a leash and out of nesting areas.
- Share the beach with nesting birds and their young.
With your help, we can protect North Carolina’s beach-nesting birds and their young.
For their generous support:
TogetherGreen, an alliance between Audubon and Toyota
Cape Fear Audubon Society
For their partnership:
The Good Egg volunteers (list coming soon!)
The Town of Wrightsville Beach
New Hanover County
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School
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