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Resource Management Field Summary for May 26 – June 1, 2011
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 11:53

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for May 26 – June 1, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

5/26

5/27

5/28

5/29

5/30

5/31

6/1

Oregon Inlet

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

Cape Point*

6

3

6

6

6

4

4

South Beach

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

1

1

1

2

3

3

4

S. Ocracoke*

2

3

3

3

4

4

3

*Totals do not include chicks

 

PIPL Summary:  On Cape Point we have three broods and two active nests and on South Beach we have one active nest.  On North Ocracoke we have one active nest.  On South Point we have one brood and two active nests.  One nest on South Point was depredated by ghost crabs 5/25 - 5/27.  Scraping continues to be documented on South Point. 

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(lost)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

1

NA

NA

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

3

1

NA

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

3

NA

NA

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI06

Cape Point

5/8

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI07

South Beach

5/10

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

South Point

4/28

5/27

4

1

3

NA

OI02

South Point

5/6

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI03

South Point

5/9

5/27

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI04

North Ocracoke

5/16

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI05

South Point

5/29

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: We currently have one active WIPL nest on South Point.

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

WIPL OI01

South Point

4/30

6/1

UNK*

UNK

UNK

NA

*Eggs missing and no chicks have been observed on 6/2.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  We currently have twelve AMOY broods and eight active AMOY nests.  Bodie-Hatteras District has three AMOY broods, two active nests.  The two pairs that lost their chicks are actively scraping.  Hatteras District has five AMOY broods and five active nests.  Ocracoke has four AMOY broods, one active nest and one pair on a scrape territory.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Loss Date)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

2

NA

NA

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

2

NA

NA

BH01

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/21

5/20

2

0

2

0

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

3

NA

NA

BH03

BHAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

4/23

5/23

1

0

1

0

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

1

NA

NA

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

2

NA

NA

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

2

1

NA

HI04

HIAM04

Hatteras

4/21

5/22

3

1

2

NA

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

2

NA

NA

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI09

HIAM09

Hatteras

5/14

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI10

HIAM10

Hatteras

5/16

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI11

HIAM06

Hatteras

5/20

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

2

1

NA

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

3

NA

NA

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

3

NA

NA

OI03A

OIAM03

Ocracoke

5/2

5/28

2

2

NA

NA

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs): LETEs, COTEs and BLSKs have been observed in and near historic colony locations.  In the Bodie-Hatteras District one mixed colony (LETE, COTE) has formed on Bodie Spit, another mixed colony (COTE, BLSK) has formed on Green Island, and five LETE colonies have been documented between Ramps 23 and 30.  Five active LETE colonies have been documented in Hatteras District.  One mixed colony is active on North Ocracoke.  One LETE colony and one mixed colony have been documented on South Point.

 

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Scrapes, nests, and LETE chicks.  Chicks disappeared soon after hatching.

GICO01

Green Island

COTE,BLSK

Yes

Scrapes and nests

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO01A

0.1 mi S of R27

LETE

No

Colony no longer active-thought to have shifted south.

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

BHCO03

1.5 mi S of R23

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

Scrapes, nests, and chicks

HICO02

1.9 mi S R38

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

HICO03

South Beach

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

HICO04

1.0 mi S R38

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

HICO05

2.5 mi S R38

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Scrapes, nests, and LETE chicks.

OICO02

South Point

LETE, BLSK

Yes

Scrapes, nests,  and LETE chicks

OICO03

Ocracoke Spit

LETE

Yes

Scrapes and nests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

 

 

None 

 

 

5/27

Loggerhead

Nest

1.3 mi N of R23

Bodie-Hatteras

 6/1

Loggerhead 

False Crawl

 1.4 mi S of R23

6/1

Loggerhead 

False Crawl

3.3 mi N of R23

6/1

Loggerhead 

Nest

1.3 mi N of R23

6/1

Loggerhead 

Nest

3.0 mi N of R23

Hatteras

5/29

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi N of R34

6/1

Loggerhead

Nest

2.7 mi S R49

6/1

Loggerhead

Nest

0.3 mi S R49

Ocracoke

   

None

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total False Crawls

8

8

0

4

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

5/28

Loggerhead

0.6 mi S of R55

5/28

Loggerhead

Pamlico Sound

5/28

Unidentified

Pamlico Sound

5/29

Loggerhead

1.3 mi N of R55

5/30

Kemp’s ridley

0.2 mi E of R45

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings: None

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     

BI-11-001-D

0.8 mi S of R4

COTE/LETE

5/31

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

 

None

   

Hatteras

 

 

 

 

None

   

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-F

0.3 mi S of R72

PIPL

5/28

OI-11-004-C

2.7 mi S of R59

AMOY

5/28

OI-11-005-D

0.8 mi S of R68

AMOY

5/28

OI-11-004-D

2.6 mi S of R59

AMOY

6/1

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

5/28

Dog

Unleashed dog ran 500 ft into the Bodie Spit closure.

Bodie-Hatteras

5/29

Pedestrian, Dog

One set of bare foot prints and dog tracks entered the closure 0.2 mi N of R23, went 50 ft and then exited the closure.

5/29

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare foot prints extend throughout the closure 1.4 mi S of R23.

5/29

Pedestrian

Seven sets of bare foot prints extend throughout the closure just N of R27.

5/29

Pedestrian

Three sets of bare foot prints entered the closure 0.1 mi S of R27 mid-beach and extended ~300 ft into the closure then exited.

5/31

Pedestrian

Multiple bare foot prints extended throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

5/31

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare foot prints entered the closure just N of R27, mid-beach and extended ~500 ft into closure, then exited by the water line.

Hatteras

5/28

Dog

Dog tracks observed in the AMOY/LETE closure 1.9 mi S R38.

5/28

Pedestrian

Seven sets of footprints traveling down Ramp 44 (past closure signs) down to shoreline then back out.

5/28

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians walking inside Cape Point closure through dunes in PIPL foraging habitat.

5/29

Pedestrian/Dog

Thirteen sets of footprints entering and leaving the backshore closure on South Beach to go to the bathroom.

5/30

Pedestrian

Jogger observed in closure 2.5 mi S of R38.

5/30

Pedestrian

Three pedestrians walking along foreshore of Hook from R45 towards Cape Point.

5/30

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints from tip of Cape Point towards R45

6/1

Pedestrian, Dog

Pedestrian and dog tracks through SW corner of LETE colony 1.0 mi S R38

Ocracoke

5/29

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking through AMOY closure with chicks 0.6 mi S of R68

5/29

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking through North Ocracoke closure 0.1 mi N of R59

5/31

Pedestrians, Dog

Two pedestrians and one dog off leash walking through the AMOY closure with chicks 2.8 mi S of R59

5/31

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking through the AMOY closure with chicks 2.8 mi S of R59

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

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