But many things interfere with successful breeding. Stormtides, excessive heat predators, domestic pets and human intruders often destroy nests. Disturbance of resting areas causes many adults to abandon their eggs and can prevent the proper nurturing of chicks.
Since individual colonies of beachnesters concentrate their efforts on only a few nesting sites a season, each breeding area is critical to the survival of a colony as a whole.
Be a friend to the beachnesters by respecting all fenced or posted areas for their protection.
Location. 38° 47.721′ N, 75° 5.516′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Post Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the point of Cape Henlopen State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.