[CT Birds] ATV's at Silver Sands State Park

Maria Stockmal m.stockmal at snet.net
Sun Jun 26 13:14:56 EDT 2016


I walked the boardwalk at Silver Sands yesterday and there were 4 chicks.

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Maria Stockmal
East Haven

> On Jun 26, 2016, at 12:57 PM, Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi Cathy and all,
> 
> Anything like this should be reported to the proper regulatory authorities
> immediately including any park staff on hand plus Laura Saucier (
> Laura.Saucier at ct.gov), CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist. Please also include us
> at the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds (ctwaterbirds at gmail.com). If
> Piping Plovers or other nesting waterbirds are thought to be potentially
> injured or killed, or even attempted to or harassed like this, CT DEEP
> EnCon Police should be called immediately at 860-424-3333.
> 
> Those Piping Plover hatchlings - three - are only a few days old and very
> vulnerable. We monitor them every day but incidents happen at night and
> when staff or volunteers are not around, too. Reading this it sounds like a
> potential federal take to me and EnCon Police could have been called. Based
> on what they find with CT DEEP Wildlife staff they work with U.S. Fish &
> Wildlife and see if a federal investigation should take place. I have
> included Laura here, but your friend should still make a report to all
> parties.
> 
> These are possibly federal and state violations as the Piping Plover is a
> federally endangered species. Please report any such events to the proper
> regulatory authorities, and please ask your friend to do the same. Everyone
> should bear in mind the magnitude of these potential crimes and that we
> need all of your help to see them and report them to CT DEEP.
> 
> Scott
> 
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 12:32 PM, cathy via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
>> A friend of mine went for her early morning walk at Silver Sands and found
>> once again,in the nesting area,ATV tracks and poles that were plowed down.
>> She took a photo of this and sent it to News8.She said that the chicks are
>> too little to fly away. Does anyone know if it is the city of Milford or
>> the State that should follow up on these violations?
>> Cathy Rado
>> Fairfield
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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