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

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 12:57:08 EDT 2016

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

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.


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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Scott Kruitbosch
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Stratford, CT

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