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Friday, 06 May 2011 10:04

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for April 28 – May 4, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

4/28

4/29

4/30

5/1

5/2

5/3

5/4

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

Cape Point

5

4

4

7

2

6

3

South Beach

0

0

1

1

3

1

1

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

0

0

0

3

3

3

2

S. Ocracoke

4

3

4

2

3

4

2

 

PIPL Summary:  We currently have five active PIPL nests.  There has been no breeding activity observed on Bodie Spit or Hatteras Inlet Spit.  We currently have three active nests on Cape Point and we continue documenting scrapes on Cape Point and South Beach.  Several scrapes have been documented on North Ocracoke.  On South Point we have two active nests and several scrapes are being maintained. 

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

HI01

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI04

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

OI01

South Point

4/28

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI02

OI02

South Point

4/30

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: WIPL breeding behavior has been observed on South Point and possible scrapes have been found.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  We currently have 16 active AMOY nests. Bodie-Hatteras District has five pairs of AMOYs with nests and two pairs on scrape territories.  Hatteras District has seven pairs of AMOYs with nests and three pairs on scrape territories. Ocracoke has four pairs of AMOYs with nests and two pairs on scrape territories. 

 

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Loss Date)

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH01

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/21

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH03

BHAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

4/23

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI04

HIAM04

Hatteras

4/21

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI06

HIAM06

Hatteras

4/27

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI03

OIAM03

Ocracoke

4/28   

(4/29)

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI03A

OIAM03

Ocracoke

5/2

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs): LETEs and COTEs have been observed in and near historic colony locations.  One LETE colony has been documented on North Ocracoke and two LETE colonies have been documented on South Point.

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

 

 

None 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

None

 

 

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

HICO02

North of Buxton

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

HICO03

South Beach

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

OICO02

South Point

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

OICO03

Ocracoke Spit

LETE

Yes

Scrapes have been documented

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

 

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

5/4

Loggerhead

1.3 mi S of R 49

5/4

Loggerhead

0.5 mi W of R 45

Ocracoke

5/2

Loggerhead

0.8 mi N of R 72

5/2

Green

1.7 mi S of R 72

5/3

Green

1.3 mi S of R 59

5/3

Loggerhead

0.9 mi N of R 67

 

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-A

1.6 mi S of R 4

AMOY

5/1

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-002-A

0.1 mi S of R 27

AMOY

4/30

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-G

0.6 mi S of R 44

AMOY

5/2

HI-11-008-C

2.0  mi S of R 38

LETE

5/3

HI-11-002-G

0.3 mi W of R 45

LETE

5/4

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-001-C

0.4 mi N of R 59

LETE

5/2

OI-11-005-C

1.8 mi N of R 70

AMOY

5/2

OI-11-002-E

1.2 mi S of R 72

AMOY, LETE

5/2

 

Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

4/28

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians walked into the South Beach pre-nesting closure and then back out.

4/29

Pedestrian

Two skimboarders walked to the Hook through the closure from the east side of Cape Point.

4/29

Pedestrian

Three pedestrians were shelling inside of the South Beach pre-nesting closure.

5/1

Other

Kiteboarder landed inside Sandy Bay AMOY closure, then quickly made his way out of closure.

5/1

Pedestrian

Two men walked from Salt Pond Road through the back dunes of the western side of the Cape Point Closure, past a PIPL nest, down to the west side of Cape Point Hook and back along shoreline towards R45.

5/1

Pedestrian

Six set of pedestrian tracks at the tip of Cape Point.

5/2

Pedestrian

Four pedestrians in Hatteras Inlet pre-nesting closure.

5/3

Pedestrian

Three sets of pedestrian tracks traveling through AMOY closure north of Buxton.

5/4

Pedestrian

Tracks indicated that a pedestrian walked into the South Beach closure to urinate.

5/4

Pedestrian

Two fishermen in full gear walked to the tip of the Cape Point.

Ocracoke

4/30

Pedestrian

One set of pedestrian tracks entering/exiting N. Ocracoke closure at ocean shoreline.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Sunday, 01 May 2011 11:05

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Location

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

4/21

4/22

4/23

4/24

4/25

4/26

4/27

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

Cape Point

3

4

3

5

2

7

8

South Beach

0

2

3

1

1

3

1

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

6

6

8

8

0

5

4

S. Ocracoke

8

1

5

9

3

3

1

 

PIPL Summary:  At Cape Point, three nests have been documented.  Scrapes continue to be observed/maintained on Cape Point and South Point.  The nest on South Beach has been abandoned but new scrapes continue to be observed in the area.

 

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Loss Date)

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

HI01

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI03

HI03

South Beach

4/20

(4/27)

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI04

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: WIPL breeding behavior has been observed on South Point and possible scrapes have been found.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Bodie-Hatteras District has four pairs of AMOYs with nests and four additional potential pairs.  Hatteras District has six pairs of AMOYs with nests and four pairs on scrape territories. Ocracoke has two pairs of AMOYs with nests and four pairs on scrape territories. 

 

 

 

 

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date
Found

Hatch Date
(Loss Date)

Total
Chicks
Hatched

Unfledged
Chicks

Chicks
Lost

Fledged
Chicks

GI01

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/15

(4/16)

0

NA

NA

NA

GI01a

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH01

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/21

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

BH03

BHAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

4/23

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI04

HIAM04

Hatteras

4/21

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI06

HIAM06

Hatteras

4/27

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs): No breeding colonies have formed. LETEs and COTEs have been observed in and near historic colony locations.

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

4/23

Loggerhead

0.2 mi S of R 70

4/24

Kemp’s ridley

3.2 mi S of R 59

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 4/22

Bottlenose Dolphin 

Green Island

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

4/23

Bottlenose Dolphin

0.5 mi N of R 45

4/23

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.2 mi S of R 49

4/24

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.4 mi S of R 49

Ocracoke

4/23

Bottlenose Dolphin

2.3 mi S of R 59

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

None

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-001-B

0.7 mi S of R 27

AMOY

4/21

BH-11-002

0.1 mi S of R 27

AMOY

4/27

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-008-B

1.8 mi S of R 38

PIPL

4/24

HI-11-002-F

0.5 mi W of R 45

AMOY

4/24

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-001-B

0.6 mi N of R 59

AMOY

4/22

OI-11-004-B

2.6 mi S of R 59

AMOY

4/24

OI-11-002-D

0.6 mi S of R 72

AMOY

4/24

OI-11-006-A

0.3 mi S of R 59

AMOY

4/25

 

Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

4/22

Pedestrian

Two sets of pedestrian tracks entered the pre-nesting closure and walked parallel to the bird signs, weaving in/out of the closure.

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None 

 

Hatteras

4/22

Pedestrians with dog

Three pedestrians with a dog walked down Salt Pond Road, along the dunes and exited the closure at Ramp 45. They traveled within 10 meters of PIPL nest HI03.

4/24

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walked into the closure on the Spur Road at Hatteras Inlet.

4/24

Pedestrian

Two sets of pedestrian tracks were observed in the Cape Point closure. They left the east-side shoreline and traveled WSW through the pre-nesting closure to the Hook.

4/25

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians entered the South Beach pre-nesting closure from the backside (marsh) and crossed over into the intertidal zone.

 

Ocracoke

 

 

Ocracoke

4/22

Pedestrian

One set of pedestrian tracks documented along the sound shoreline inside the N. Ocracoke pre-nesting closure.

4/25

Pedestrian with dog

Dog and pedestrian tracks documented on the south side of AMOY closure 0.6 mi S of R 68.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Sunday, 01 May 2011 11:03

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

4/14

4/15

4/16

4/17

4/18

4/19

4/20

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

Cape Point

6

5

4

5

7

8

3

South Beach

0

0

3

0

1

2

3

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

0

0

4

3

14

8

12

S. Ocracoke

14

4

1

3

6

4

4

 

PIPL SummaryWe currently have three active nests and additional pairs are scraping and exhibiting territorial behavior. 

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

HI01

HI01

Cape Point 

4/15/2011

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HI02

 Cape Point 

4/18/2011

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI03

HI03

South Beach 

4/20/2011

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: WIPL breeding behavior has been observed and possible scrapes have been found on South Point.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  From the 23 pairs that nested in 2010, 41 of the 46 AMOYs  have been observed on the seashore. Territorial behavior and scraping is being observed in all districts.  We currently have five active nests.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/15/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18/11

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

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

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings: None.

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 4/15/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin 

At Ramp 4

Bodie-Hatteras

NA

NA

NA

Hatteras

4/17/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.7 mi SW of Ramp 55

4/17/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

2.2 mi W of Ramp 45

4/20/2011

Harbor Porpoise

Just N of Ramp 55

Ocracoke

4/16/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

1.4 mi N of Ramp 67

4/20/2011

Bottlenose Dolphin

3.7 mi S of Ramp 59

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

NA

NA

NA

Bodie-Hatteras

NA

NA

NA

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-D

0.5 mi S of Ramp 44

PIPL

4/15/2011

HI-11-007-R

3.0 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

4/18/2011

HI-11-008-A

1.7 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

4/18/2011

HI-11-009

2.6  mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

4/18/2011

HI-11-005-A

Between Ramps 43 & 44

AMOY

4/19/2011

HI-11-001-E

Cape Point

AMOY

4/20/2011

HI-11-001-F

E of Ramp 45

PIPL

4/20/2011

HI-11-002-E

W of Ramp 45

AMOY

4/20/2011

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-005-A

0.6 mi S of Ramp 68

AMOY

4/14/2011

OI-11-005-B

0.6 mi S of Ramp 68

AMOY

4/18/2011

OI-11-004-A

2.5 mi S of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/18/2011

 


Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None 

 

Hatteras

4/14/2011

Pedestrian

Two sets of barefoot tracks from the Pole Road to the ocean, 1 mile S of Ramp 55 in the Overwash prenesting closure.

4/15/2011

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians having a picnic inside the closure, 1.6 mi W of Ramp 45.

4/15/2011

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints going into pre-nesting closure to Salt Pond and back out, S of Ramp 44.

4/16/2011

Dog

An off-leash dog briefly ran into and then out of the closure on the east side of Ramp 45.

4/17/2011

ORV

ORVs backed into and broke string for the Cape Point pre-nesting closure at the south end of the by-pass.

4/17/2011

Pedestrian

Two sets of barefoot tracks in the PIPL closure/bumpout above the tide line to Cape Point.

4/17/2011

Pedestrian/Dog

Tracks of two pedestrians and dog going down Salt Pond Road to shoreline.

4/17/2011

Dog

Two sets of dog tracks in the interior of the Cape Point pre-nesting closure.  The tracks crossed the dunes into the backshore.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Eight people walking above the waterline in the PIPL closure/bumpout leading to Cape Point.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

A set of barefoot tracks were observed 0.6 mi E of Ramp 45.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Three pedestrians at Salt Pond Road inside the pre-nesting closure.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians in the prenesting closure west of Ramp 45.

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

Two sets of pedestrian tracks inside Hatteras Inlet pre-nesting closure.  One set went in the closure ~50 ft and left the same way. The other set led to the water's edge and traveled above the waterline.

Hatteras

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Five sets of pedestrian tracks going into the Hatteras Overwash pre-nesting closure, oceanside. 

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Twenty-five fishermen were observed on the shoreline above the waterline inside the Cape Point pre-nesting closure.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

As many as 20 sets of pedestrian tracks were observed above the water through the PIPL and AMOY full beach closures/bumpouts on the east side of Cape Point. Many of the tracks overlapped so an exact number of violations was not possible to obtain.

4/19/2011

Pedestrian

Four sets of pedestrian tracks entered the AMOY closure/bumpout from the shoreline on the east side of Cape Point and ended in the Hook. Drag marks from what appeared to be an ice chest were evident. Another pedestrian entered the closure from the Hook and walked through an American oystercatcher scrape. The tracks stopped near some exposed marine mammal bones and then returned to the Hook.

4/20/2011

ORV/Pedestrian

ORVs parked south of the by-pass broke string between signs. Pedestrians walked past the broken string and signs down the by-pass for 20 meters and then exited the closure.

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

Four pedestrians entered the Cape Point pre-nesting closure and  walked WSW through the closure into the dunes and continued into the Hook. In doing so they walked within 15-30 meters of two unexclosed PIPL nests.

4/20/2011

ORV/Pedestrian

More than a dozen bait fish, heads of bait fish and the remains of a filleted bluefish were dumped in the closure behind the "parking area" south of the by-pass.

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

A fisherman who had walked from the Ramp 45 side of the Cape Point pre-nesting closure towards the Hook was observed fishing from the closed shoreline.


 

Hatteras

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

Four pedestrian tracks were observed on the west side of the Cape Point pre-nesting closure. The tracks disappeared at the tide line after 50 meters. Returning tracks from the same four pedestrians were then observed exiting the closure north of the entry point.

4/20/2011

Pedestrian/Dog

Two pedestrians with a dog were walking above the waterline in the AMOY closure/bumpout at Cape Point.

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

A fisherman was observed at Cape Point with a pier cart. 

4/20/2011

Pedestrian

A man and woman on shoreline fishing inside the AMOY closure/bumpout at Cape Point.

Ocracoke

4/15/11

Pedestrian

Seven pedestrians were observed entering the North Ocracoke pre-nesting closure from the ferry beach.

4/17/11

ORV, Pedestrian/ Dog

A visitor drove into the closure south of Ramp 59 because closure signs had been lost in the storm from the previous evening.

4/17/11

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints entered the AMOY/bumpout closure on North Ocracoke, continued for several feet and then exited the closure. 

4/19/11

Pedestrian

One set of barefoot pedestrian tracks entered the AMOY closure 2.9 miles south of Ramp 59, continued for several feet and then exited the closure.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

 
Friday, 15 April 2011 10:08

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

 
Saturday, 09 April 2011 15:31

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for March 17 – April 6, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

17-Mar

18-Mar

19-Mar

20-Mar

21-Mar

22-Mar

23-Mar

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

5

2

0

4

2

6

12

South Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

7

3

0

NS*

3

9

9

S. Ocracoke

27

18

18

NS

15

9

9

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

24-Mar

25-Mar

26-Mar

27-Mar

28-Mar

29-Mar

30-Mar

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

2

8

0

0

9

11

3

South Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

11

NS

8

0

0

8

2

S. Ocracoke

0

NS

0

7

7

8

7

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

31-Mar

1-Apr

2-Apr

3-Apr

4-Apr

5-Apr

6-Apr

Oregon Inlet

5

3

11

6

0

0

8

Cape Point

10

8

11

7

9

NS

10

South Beach

0

0

0

0

1

NS

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

NS

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

NS

0

N. Ocracoke

3

4

2

10

10

NS

14

S. Ocracoke

6

16

8

22

7

2

4

*NS-Not surveyed

 

           

 

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: No breeding activity has been observed from the WIPLs observed on South Point.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Seventeen of last year’s twenty three pairs have returned to CAHA.  Six of the eight known breeding pairs have returned to the Bodie/Hatteras District.  One individual’s mate has not yet been documented and another individual has paired up with a new mate.  Nine of the eleven known breeding pairs have returned to the Hatteras District. Two individual birds from known breeding pairs have returned, but their mates have not yet been documented.  Two of the four breeding pairs have returned to the Ocracoke District.  Two individual’s mates have not yet returned and both have been observed with new potential mates.

 

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

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

Hatteras

4/6/2011

Green

1.3 mi S of R55

Ocracoke

3/29/2011

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

3/31/2011

Green

1.7 mi S of R72

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

20-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.4 mi S of R23

20-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.5 mi N of R27

27-Mar

Harbor Seal

0.2 mi N of R30

Hatteras

17-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

1.0 mi S of R55

22-Mar

Bottlenose Dolphin

0.1 mi S of Frisco Pier

23-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.6 mi N of R49

29-Mar

Common Dolphin

3.0 mi S of R38

4-Apr

Common Dolphin

Cape Point

Ocracoke

 

 

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

 

 

 

GI-11-001

Green Island

AMOY/CWB

3/18/2011

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

BH-11-001

0.8 mi South R27

AMOY

3/16/2011

BH-11-001-A

0.5 mi North R30

AMOY

3/18/2011

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-A

0.4 mi S of R44

PIPL

3/18/2011

HI-11-005

Between R43 & R44

AMOY

3/18/2011

HI-11-002-A

0.6 mi W of R45

AMOY

3/21/2011

HI-11-006

Sandy Bay

AMOY

3/23/2011

HI-11-007

3 mi S of R38

AMOY

4/3/2011

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-A

1.5 mi S of R72

AMOY

3/20/2011

OI-11-003

0.6 mi S of R68

AMOY

3/26/2011

OI-11-002-B

0.3 mi S of R72

AMOY

3/31/2011

 

 

Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

Hatteras

3/17/11

Pedestrian

Four sets of pedestrian tracks were observed in the South Beach pre-nesting closure.

3/28/11

Dog

At 0920 two visitors entered the Cape Point resource closure after being informed they were not allowed to take their dog into the protected area.

4/1/11

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians entered the AMOY closure between Ramp 43 and Ramp 44.

Ocracoke

4/1/11

Pedestrian

One pedestrian found inside AMOY closure shelling the shoreline.  The pedestrian was educated and asked to leave the closure.

4/2/11

Pedestrian

At 1120 one female visitor was collecting shells inside of N.OI pre-nesting closure. 

4/3/11

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints were found entering the pre-nesting closure on the beach by the ferry parking lot.  The prints appeared to be that of an adult and child.  The prints entered the pre-nest closure about 10 feet and exited from the same location.

4/6/11

Dog

Large breed dog prints were found entering the South end of the AMOY closure for Gr14/GrN7.  The tracks entered into the closure about 20 feet and were found exiting the closure near the dunes.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
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