What do we do?
We monitor the Piping Plovers as well as the American Oystercatchers, Least and Common Terns on Pleasure Beach as well as Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary. We educate interested beach-goers about the birds that they may see on the beach as well as how to keep a respectful distance away from the nesting birds and string fencing.
Who We Are
We are high school students in the local Bridgeport and West Haven community. We monitor the local and migratory birds of Pleasure Beach and Sandy Point. We also create activities and lesson plans to teach interested beachgoers about birds and what they can do to help them.
Why are we doing this?
We decided to become Audubon WildLife Guards because we wanted to protect the endangered animals in our area. By learning about the importance of persevering local animals and plants, we gain teaching and public speaking skills, learn the importance of teamwork, and get the opportunity to help serve our local community and environment.
Who are we working with?
The WildLife Guards program is a collaboration between Audubon Connecticut, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, the City of Bridgeport and the City of West Haven to deliver informative activities to the general public about Pleasure Beach and its inhabitants! It has been generously funded by EPA Long Island Sound Study, Fairfield County Community Foundation and Horizon Foundation, Inc.