Prenest Areas

American oystercatcher nest with 3 eggs
Three American oystercatcher eggs on a nest

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The Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore states that prenest areas for American oystercatchers, piping plovers, and/or colonial waterbirds will be in place by March 15 of each year. Here you can take a look at the maps of those areas.

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    Last updated: March 10, 2017

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