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Resource Management Field Summary for April 7 – April 13, 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011 10:09

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

4/7

4/8

4/9

4/10

4/11

4/12

4/13

Oregon Inlet

3

0

0

15

1

8

10

Cape Point

10

7

12

9

13

5

5

South Beach

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

10

11

12

8

6

6

5

S. Ocracoke

20

14

7

3

4

2

8

 

PIPL Summary:  Scrapes have been documented and breeding behavior has been observed on Cape Point and South Point.  Scrapes have been documented on South Beach.  No nesting has been documented yet this year.  

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: WIPL breeding behavior has been observed on South Point and a possible scrape was found on 4/10/11.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Forty-one of the 46 AMOYs which formed the 23 pairs and nested in 2010, have been observed on the seashore. Bodie-Hatteras District has observed scrapes for three pairs out of eight potential pairs.  Hatteras District has observed scrapes for nine out of 10 potential pairs. Ocracoke has observed scrapes for five out of five potential pairs.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs): No breeding colonies have formed.

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

None

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

None

Hatteras

4/7/2011

Kemp’s

0.7 mi S of Ramp 55

Ocracoke

4/11/2011

Green

1.9 mi S of Ramp 72

 


 

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

None

Bodie-Hatteras

   

None

Hatteras

4/12/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

0.3 mi N of Ramp 55

4/13/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.4 mi S of Ramp 49

Ocracoke

4/7/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.9 mi N of Ramp 59

4/12/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.3 mi S of Ramp 59

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

None

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

None

 

 

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-B

0.4 mi S of Ramp 44

PIPL

4/8/2011

HI-11-004-A

Hatteras Inlet Spit

AMOY

4/11/2011

HI-11-001-C

0.7 mi S of Ramp 44

AMOY

4/12/2011

HI-11-002-C

0.5 mi W of Ramp 45

AMOY

4/12/2011

HI-11-008

1.8 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

4/12/2011

HI-11-002-D

W of Ramp 45

AMOY

4/13/2011

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-001-A

0.7 mi N of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/8/2011

OI-11-004

2.7 mi S of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/9/2011

OI-11-005

1.0 mi S of Ramp 68

AMOY

4/10/2011

OI-11-006

0.3 mi S of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/11/2011

OI-11-002-C

1.2 mi S of Ramp 72

AMOY, PIPL

4/11/2011

OI-11-003-R

0.6 mi S of Ramp 68

AMOY

4/11/2011

OI-11-002-D

1.0 mi S of Ramp 72

AMOY, PIPL

4/11/2011

 


 

Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

4/11/11 

Pedestrian

One set of pedestrian tracks entering Bodie Island pre-nesting closure at 1.0 mi S of Ramp 4, and then exiting.

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None 

 

Hatteras

4/12/11

Pedestrian/Dog

One set of pedestrian and one set of dog tracks observed leading up Salt Pond Rd from the shoreline inside the Cape Pont pre-nesting closure).

4/12/11

Pedestrian

Fisherman observed walking along the shoreline 50 meters inside the Cape Point pre-nesting closure at its western boundary.

4/13/11

Dog

Dog tracks observed inside Cape Point pre-nesting closure at its western boundary 0.3 mi E of Ramp 45. Tracks were seen along the shoreline heading East.

Ocracoke

4/13/11

Pedestrian

One set of pedestrian tracks observed in the AMOY closure at low tide 1.0 mi S of Ramp 68.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

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