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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Osprey (here, next to this marker); The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); German Submarine at Cape Henlopen (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Great Dune (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Standing Guard (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
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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 198 times since then and 18 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.