The NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Audubon North Carolina are working together to start a volunteer program to benefit the nesting birds on Sunset Beach. Every summer, birds nest on Brunswick County Beaches, and because they are sensitive to disturbance, their nesting areas are roped off with string, signs, and posts. Bird stewards volunteer to help do maintenance on the posting, collect data, and educate beachgoers about nesting birds.
We will be kicking off the nesting season with a training session and posting work day on Monday, March 24. We will meet for 30-45 minutes at 11:00 in the conference room at Town Hall (700 Sunset Blvd. N.) to introduce the birds and the posting, then we will carpool to the east end (Tubbs Inlet) where we will spend about 2 hours setting up the bird posting. Volunteers should come ready to work on the beach and bring water, snacks (we’ll work through the lunch hour), and sun protection. We will wrap up around 2:00. If you have any questions and to RSVP, email Sara Schweitzer (email@example.com) or Lindsay Addison (firstname.lastname@example.org).