The beach is an environment that requires dynamic management and partnerships. Least Terns have established a nesting colony on the reshaped beach of Bolivar Flats.
A new campaign for Texas will help visitors avoid these nests. We are encouraging them to Walk in the Wet Sand. Eric and JP Pinteralli of Scout Troop 548 helped Kristen Vale of American Bird Conservancy and Daniel Elting of Houston Audubon put up symbolic fencing and these new temporary signs. Please help us get this guidance slogan into the minds of beachgoers. Our fellow feathered Texans will greatly appreciate your consideration.
To explain further, the terns nest in dry sand several yards or more from the shoreline. When you walk in the wet you're avoiding nesting birds and their chicks.