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Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:23

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for August 11 – August 17, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

Preliminary Final PIPL Breeding Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

17

0

12

5

35

0

25

10

 

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Bodie-Hatteras District fledged twelve chicks, Hatteras District fledged nine chicks, and Ocracoke fledged seven AMOY chicks.  There are no remaining nests/broods.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

0

1

1

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

0

1

1

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

0

0

1

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Final AMOY Breeding Summary:

 

 Total Nests

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

26

0

22

4

49

0

21

28

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

       

No active colonies

Bodie-Hatters

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Chicks and fledglings

Hatteras

       

No active colonies

Ocracoke

       

No active colonies

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

   

Hatteras

8/12

Loggerhead

Nest

1.5 mi N of R38

8/14

Loggerhead

Nest

2.4 mi N of R55

8/15

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi S of R55

8/17

Green

Nest

0.4 mi W of R45

Ocracoke

 

None

   

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched**

Total False Crawls

143*

103

40

129

*Includes eleven Green turtle nests and 132 Loggerhead nests

**Total includes only nests that have been excavated and not those in the process of hatching

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     

BI-11-001-I

1.6 mi S of R4

AMOY

(8/11)

BI-11-001-J

0.8 mi S of R4

LETE

(8/12)

WM BI-11-001

0.6 mi S of R4

Migratory PIPL

8/15

BI-11-001-K

0.6 mi S of R4

PIPL, AMOY, LETE, COTE

(8/15)

BI-11-001-R

0.3 mi S of R4

PIPL

(8/17)

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-003-R

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

(8/11)

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-R

Cape Point

PIPL, AMOY, LETE

(8/11)

HI-11-002-R

South Beach

PIPL, AMOY, LETE

(8/12)

HI-11-011-R

2.3 mi S of R38

LETE

(8/16)

WM HI-11-001

Cape Point

Migratory PIPL

8/11

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-001-R

North Ocracoke

PIPL, AMOY, LETE, COTE, BLSK

(8/11)

WM OI-11-001

North Ocracoke

Migratory PIPL

8/11

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Location

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

8/11

Dog

2.7 mi N of R23

One set of dog tracks were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

2.0 mi N of R23

Two sets of bare footprints were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Dog

2.5 mi N of R23

One set of dog tracks were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

2.7 mi N of R23

One set of bare footprints were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

Hatteras

 

8/11

Pedestrian, Dog

2.4 mi N of R43

Six sets of footprints and two sets of dog tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/11

Pedestrian, Dog

1.1 mi S of R34

Four sets of footprints and two sets of dog tracks were observed within filter fencing at nest depression.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

1.5 mi S of R34

One set of footprints was observed within the filter fencing. At least five sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage outside of filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Dog

0.6 mi N of R43

One set of dog tracks was observed within the filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/14

Pedestrian

1.5 mi N of R43

2 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/14

Pedestrian

1.1 mi S of R34

6 sets of footprints were observed in the inter-tidal zone below the closure signage and 2 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/14

Pedestrian, Dog

1.5 mi S of R34

8 sets of footprints were observed in the inter-tidal zone below the closure signage and 5 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

Ocracoke

8/14

ORV, Pedestrian

0.1 mi N of R70

One set of ORV tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the sea turtle closure signage.  One set of footprints were observed within the sea turtle filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/15

ORV

0.1 mi N of R70

One set of ORV tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the sea turtle closure signage.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Sunday, 07 August 2011 09:47

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 28 – August 03, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

PIPL Summary:   The two older chicks from the first brood on Bodie Island Spit fledged on 8/3 and the younger brood still has one unfledged chick.

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

0

0

2

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

7/18

4

1

3

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Two single chick AMOY broods remain in the  Bodie-Hatteras District.   Bodie-Hatteras District fledged ten chicks, Hatteras District fledged nine chicks, and Ocracoke fledged seven AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

0

0

1

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

 

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

 

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

One active two-egg nest observed, many LETE in area, no chicks or fledglings observed

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

One chick observed, fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

No

No activity observed.  The pre-nesting closure was reestablished on 8/03 to reflect inactivity of colony.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

No

LETE and COTE fledglings.

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

   

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/31

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi N of R30

7/31

Loggerhead

Nest

0.8 mi N of R27

8/1

Loggerhead

False Crawl

4.6 mi N of R23

8/2

Loggerhead

Nest

2.5 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/28

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.7 mi S of R49

7/28

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi S of R49

8/3

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi S of R30

8/3

Green

Nest

3.6 mi N of R55

8/3

Loggerhead

Nest

1.8 mi S of R55

Ocracoke

8/1

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.5 mi S of R59

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched**

Total False Crawls

132*

125

7

123

*Includes nine Green turtle nests and 123 Loggerhead nests

**Total includes only nests that have been excavated and not those in the process of hatching

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

7/29

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

7/30

Green

0.2 mi S of R72

7/31

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     
 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

 

None

   

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-002-M

1.2 mi W of R45

AMOY, LETE

7/29

HI-11-001-T

Cape Point

AMOY

8/02

HI-11-002-N

1.7 mi W of R45

LETE

8/03

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-J

South Point

AMOY

8/3

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/28

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

7/28

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/28

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

7/29

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/30

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/30

Pedestrian

A man was observed inside in the filter fencing of the turtle nest expansion 1.3 mi N of R23 standing over the nest location. He was yelling obscenities as he left the area.  There was no damage to the closure or filter fencing but it appeared that the man had urinated on the nest.  Law Enforcement searched the area but could not locate him.

7/31

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/31

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

8/2

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

8/3

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/28

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints into Cape Point Pre-nest closure down Salt Pond Road.  Appeared to turn around about halfway down the road.

7/29

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints in turtle nest expansion 2.7 mi S of R49

7/29

Pedestrian

Dog tracks in small turtle closure 0.4 mi N of R38

7/29

Pedestrian

Four sets of footprints and a set of dog tracks inside turtle nest expansion 2.1 mi S of R49

7/29

Pedestrian

Dog tracks inside silt fence of turtle nest expansion and very close to nest 2.1 mi S of R49.  Two pedestrians at waterline in closure on arrival.

7/30

Pedestrian

Three sets of footprints through closure below turtle nest expansion 0.3 mi S of R49.

8/02

Pedestrian

Observed one set of bare footprints for 20 yards into south portion of turtle nest expansion 0.1 mi N of R43.

8/02

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare footprints walked up to turtle nest and left the way they came out - 0.6 mi S of R44.

Ocracoke

7/31

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints observed along shoreline of turtle nest expansion 2.3 mi N R67.

8/2

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking along shoreline at turtle nest expansion 1.6 mi N of R67.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

 
Friday, 29 July 2011 09:55

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 21 – July 27, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

PIPL Summary:   Bodie Island Spit currently has two active broods.  The last PIPL nest on South Point was lost to unknown causes on 7/21.  

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Lost)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

2

0

NA

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

7/18

4

2

2

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

OI08

South Point

6/25

(7/21)

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Currently there is a total of three AMOY broods and twenty five fledged AMOY chicks.  Bodie-Hatteras District has three AMOY broods and nine fledged chicks.  Hatteras District has nine fledged chicks.  Ocracoke has seven fledged AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

1

0

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

 

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

 

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

One active two-egg nest observed, many LETE in area, no chicks or fledglings observed

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

One chick observed, fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

No

No activity observed.  Fresh raccoon tracks observed through area.  More observations will be completed to make certain of inactivity.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

LETE, COTE and BLSK nests and fledglings.

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

7/24

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.0 mi N of R4

7/24

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi N of R4

Bodie-Hatteras

7/22

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi N of R30

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

2.1 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/21

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi W of R45

7/21

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.2 mi W of R45

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi E of R49

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

2.6 mi S of R49

7/22

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.3 mi N of R38

7/23

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi S of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.5 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

1.3 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

2.9 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi S of R30

7/25

Loggerhead

Nest

2.6 mi S of R38

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

1.4 mi N of R38

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

1.6 mi N of R34

7/27

Loggerhead

Nest

0.3 mi S of R44

Ocracoke

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

0.6 mi N of R67

7/25

Loggerhead

False Crawl

3.5 mi S of R59

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

3.1 mi N of R67

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total False Crawls

127*

127

2

117

*Includes eight Green turtle nests and 119 Loggerhead nests

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/21

Loggerhead

0.1 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/23

Loggerhead

0.8 mi E of R45

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     
 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

 

None

   

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-002-L

0.7 mi W of R45

AMOY, LETE

7/22

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-I

0.9 mi S of R72

AMOY, CWB

7/25

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/23

Pedestrian, Dog

One set of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/24

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 1.3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/27

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/21

Pedestrian

Four sets of bare footprints entered turtle expansion 0.1 mi N of R43

7/21

Pedestrian

Pedestrian and dog in small turtle closure retrieving frisbee 1.1 mi S of R34

7/21

Dog

Dog tracks in small turtle closure 0.4 mi N of R38

7/21

Pedestrian

Three sets of pedestrian tracks bound for the east side of large Salt Pond into Cape Point pre-nest closure, 0.1 mi S of R44

7/22

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints near the high tide line through the South Beach closure 1.0 mi W of R45

7/22

Pedestrian

One set of footprints in turtle expansion 0.3 mi S of R49

7/22

Pedestrian

Seven sets of footprints in the South Beach pre-nest closure W of R45

7/22

Pedestrian, Dog

Three sets of pedestrian footprints and one dog track in turtle expansion 2.7 mi S of R49.

7/27

ORV

ORV drove around back side of full beach turtle expansion between string and flagged closure and “No ORV” brown carsonite 1.8 mi S of R55; corner bird sign and post broken, LE contacted and flagging replaced.  .

Ocracoke

7/24

Pedestrian, Dog

One pedestrian with a dog on leash walking along shoreline at sea turtle expansion 1.2 mi S of R59.

7/25

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking along shoreline at sea turtle expansion 0.1 mi N of R72.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

 
Friday, 22 July 2011 09:46

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 14 – July 20, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Daily monitoring for breeding behavior stopped on July 15th.  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

7/14

7/15

7/16

7/17

7/18

7/19

7/20

Oregon Inlet*

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cape Point

1

3

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

South Beach

5

3

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

N. Ocracoke

3

8

2

4

5

1

4

S. Ocracoke

2

22

41

15

4

4

5

*Totals do not include unfledged chicks

NS – not surveyed

 

PIPL Summary:   Bodie Island Spit currently has two active broods (one brood with two chicks and the other brood with three chicks and one egg still being incubated).  Adults and fledglings are still being observed at Cape Point.  The PIPLs observed on North Ocracoke are thought to be migrants.  On South Point one fledgling continues to be observed and one nest is still active.  Many migrants are passing through the South Point area.  One PIPL, banded in the Bahamas, was observed on South Point on 7/12 and then seen again on 7/15. 

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

2

0

NA

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

7/18

3

3

0

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

OI08

South Point

6/25

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: Three banded WIPL were observed on South Point on 7/15.

 

 

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Currently there is a total of three AMOY broods and twenty five fledged AMOY chicks.  Bodie-Hatteras District has three AMOY broods and nine fledged chicks.  Hatteras District has nine fledged chicks.  Ocracoke has seven fledged AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Lost)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BH06

BHAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/11

(7/14*)

NA

NA

NA

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

1

0

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

*The last remaining egg from this nest was abandoned.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

 

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

 

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

Yes

Scrapes, nests, and fledglings.  No chicks observed.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

LETE, COTE & BLSK nests, LETE and BLSK chicks; LETE fledglings

OICO02

South Point

LETE, COTE, BLSK

Yes

LETE, COTE, and BLSK fledglings

OICO03

Ocracoke Spit

LETE

Yes

LETE fledglings

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

7/15

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi S of R2

7/15

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.0 mi S of R2

7/18

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi N of R2

Bodie-Hatteras

7/14

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.7 mi N of R23

7/14

Loggerhead

Nest

1.0 mi N of R27

7/16

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.3 mi N of R27

7/16

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.6 mi N of R23

7/20

Green

Nest

2.7 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/16

Loggerhead

False Crawl

2.3 mi N of R43

7/16

Loggerhead

False Crawl

2.7 mi S of R38

7/16

Loggerhead

False Crawl

2.5 mi N of R55

7/17

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.2 mi S of R44

7/17

Loggerhead

Nest

2.8 mi S of R38

7/17

Loggerhead

Nest

2.4 mi S of R38

7/18

Loggerhead

Nest

0.7 mi N of R55

7/19

Green

False Crawl

0.2 mi S of R43

7/19

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi N of R34

Ocracoke

7/18

Loggerhead

Nest

0.7 mi N of R72

7/18

Loggerhead

Nest

2.6 mi S of R59

7/18

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi N of R72

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total False Crawls

113*

113

0

109

*Includes eight Green turtle nests and 105 Loggerhead nests

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     

BH-11-001-H

0.4 mi S of R4

PIPL

7/18

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-001-H

1 mi N of R30

AMOY

7/15

BH-11-004-R

1.5 mi S of R23

LETE

(7/15)

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-S

Cape Point

AMOY

7/18

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-004-R

2.6 mi S of R59

AMOY

(7/15)

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

7/16

ORV

ORV entered the vehicle restricted area ~0.4 mi S of R4 and created multiple “doughnuts” inside the closure. The vehicle exited the same way it entered.

7/16

ORV

ORV entered the pedestrian only area (0.4 mi S of R4) and then continued for 0.2 mi S and then entered the full beach closure breaking string. They continued for a few feet and then exited the same way.

Bodie-Hatteras

7/15

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints inside sea turtle nest 3 mi N of R23

7/18

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle nest 3 mi N of R23

7/18

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

7/19

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line in front of sea turtle expansion 1.3 mi N of R23

7/19

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/14

Pedestrian

One pedestrian in South Beach closure heading E toward Cape Point. 

7/15

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare footprints through small overwash fan S of R55 to ocean side

7/16

Pedestrian

A pedestrian entered the Cape Point closure near tip of Point  to collect shells

7/20

Pedestrian, Dog

One set of dog tracks and 4 sets of bare footprints in front of sea turtle expansion 0.2 mi N of R43

7/20

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking on shoreline through LETE closure 2.5 mi S of R38

Ocracoke

7/14

Pedestrian

Five pedestrians walking along the shoreline in front of sea turtle expansion 1.2 mi S of R59.   Two sets of bare footprints observed inside the filter fence and up to the nest. 

7/17

Pedestrian

Three sets of bare footprints along the wrack line 0.4 mi N of R59.

7/18

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking on shoreline 1.3 mi S of R72.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:05

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 7 – July 13, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

7/7

7/8

7/9

7/10

7/11

7/12

7/13

Oregon Inlet*

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cape Point

7

0

8

6

1

1

3

South Beach

0

0

0

0

3

0

6

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

0

NA**

0

2

1

3

1

S. Ocracoke

4

NA**

6

3

3

11

23

*Totals do not include unfledged chicks

** No observations due to severe thunderstorms

 

PIPL Summary:   Migrants are beginning to pass through the area so it is no longer possible to distinguish the breeding birds from the migrants.  One PIPL, banded in the Bahamas, was observed on South Point on 7/12.  As for the known breeders on Bodie Island Spit, there is still one active nest and one brood with two chicks.  Adults and fledglings are still being observed at Cape Point; however, breeding appears to be finished for the season in this area.  No PIPL breeding activity has been observed this week on North Ocracoke.  On South Point one fledgling is still being observed and one nest is still active. 

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

2

0

NA

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

OI08

South Point

6/25

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: No new activity.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Currently there is a total of seven AMOY broods, one active AMOY nest, and seventeen fledged AMOY chicks.  Bodie-Hatteras District has four AMOY broods, one active nest, and six fledged chicks.  Hatteras District has two AMOY broods and six fledged chicks.  Ocracoke has one AMOY brood and five fledged AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Lost)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

3

0

NA

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BH06

BHAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

1

0

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

1

1

NA

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

2

0

NA

HI11

HIAM06

Hatteras

5/20

6/16

(7/6)

2

0

2

0

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

2

1

NA

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO01A

0.1 mi S of R27

LETE

No

Colony no longer active this week

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

BHCO03

1.5 mi S of R23

LETE

No

No activity since 7/6. Walkthrough conducted 7/11, no nests, chicks, or scrapes observed

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

Chicks and fledglings

HICO02

1.9 mi S of  R38

LETE

No

Survey conducted 7/13.  No activity observed.

HICO04

1.0 mi S of R38

LETE

No

Survey conducted 7/13.  No activity observed

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

Adults in incubating posture, chicks, and fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

Yes

On 7/13, one LETE in incubating posture.  Survey will be conducted to determine colony status.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

LETE and BLSK chicks; LETE fledglings

OICO02

South Point

LETE, COTE, BLSK

Yes

LETE, COTE, and BLSK chicks; LETE fledglings

OICO03

Ocracoke Spit

LETE

Yes

LETE chicks and fledglings

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

7/9

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi S of R2

7/11

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi S of R1

7/11

Loggerhead

Nest

0.8 mi S of R2

Bodie-Hatteras

7/7

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.3 mi S of R27

7/7

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.3 mi S of R23

7/7

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi S of R27

7/10

Loggerhead

Nest

1.6 mi S of R23

7/10

Loggerhead

Nest

0.5 mi S of R27

7/12

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.3 mi S of R23

7/12

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/7

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.8 mi S of R55

7/7

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi N of R44

7/7

Loggerhead

Nest

0.3 mi N of R43

7/8

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi N of R43

7/8

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.3 mi N of R43

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

1.9 mi N of R43

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi E of R49

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

1.1 mi N of R34

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi N of R44

7/9

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi N R44

7/9

Green

False Crawl

0.5 mi N of R43

7/9

Loggerhead

Nest

1.1 mi N of R43

7/9

Loggerhead

Nest

1.3 mi S of R55

7/10

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.2 mi S of R44

7/10

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi E of R49

7/10

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.3 mi S of R38

7/10

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.4 mi N of R38

7/11

Green

False Crawl

2.7 mi S R38

7/11

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.5 mi S of R34

7/11

Loggerhead

Nest

1.2 mi S of R44

7/11

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi N of R34

7/11

Loggerhead

Nest

2.5 mi N of R55

7/12

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi S of R44

7/12

Loggerhead

Nest

2.9 mi S of R38

7/12

Loggerhead

Nest

1.1 mi S of R49

7/12

Loggerhead

Nest

300 ft N of R55

 

7/13

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.0 mi S of R44

 

7/13

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.2 mi N of R34

 

7/13

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.7 mi N of R34

 

7/13

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi E of R45

 

7/13

Green

Nest

1.0 mi S of R38

Ocracoke

7/7

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi N of R67

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi S of R67

7/8

Loggerhead

Nest

0.7 mi S of R59

7/8

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.3 mi N of R67

7/8

Loggerhead

False Crawl

2.3 mi N of R67

7/9

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi N of R72

7/9

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.5 mi S of R72

7/10

Loggerhead

False Crawl

3.3 mi N of R67

7/12

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.8 mi S of R70

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total False Crawls

104*

104

0

98

*Includes seven Green turtle nests and 97 Loggerhead nests

 

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

7/11

Kemp’s Ridley

1.0 mi W R45

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     
 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-006-R

0.4 mi N of R27

AMOY

7/12

BH-11-001-G

0.3 mi N of R27

LETE

7/13

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-006-R

Sandy Bay

AMOY

(7/7)

HI-11-008-E

1.6 mi S of R38

AMOY, LETE

7/7

HI-11-011

2.3 mi S of R38

AMOY, LETE

7/7

HI-11-001-O

R44

AMOY

7/8

HI-11-001-P

0.8 mi S of R44

AMOY

7/12

HI-11-001-Q

0.8 mi S of R44

AMOY

7/13

HI-11-008-R

1.6 mi S of R38

LETE

(7/13)

HI-11-010-R

0.9 mi S of R38

LETE

(7/13)

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-005-R

0.5 mi S of R68

AMOY

(7/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

7/10

Horse

An escaped, rider-less horse entered Bodie Spit closure breaking closure string. The horse continued through the closure toward the Bait Pond, and then exited the area through the dunes.

Bodie-Hatteras

7/9

Pedestrian

Four sets of bare footprints entered closure via R27 and proceeded north for 0.1 mi and then went 0.2 mi S of R27.

7/11

Pedestrian

Three sets of bare footprints entered closure 0.3 mi N of R23. Footprints extended through closure above the high tide line.

Hatteras

7/8

Pedestrian

Three sets of barefoot tracks for ~70 m at very tip of Cape Point

7/9

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints through the E side of the South Beach closure.

Ocracoke

7/11

Pedestrian

Four pedestrians walking inside the North Ocracoke closure.

7/12

Dog

One set of dog tracks through turtle closure 0.2 mi N of R68.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
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