Hook’s relatively undisturbed dunes and beaches provide
excellent habitat for endangered beach-nesting birds including the least
tern and piping plover.
Sandy Hook’s environment supports one-third of New Jersey’s
piping plover population. By law, protecting endangered animals is a
primary concern of the park rangers at Sandy Hook.
by a permanent ranger, the shorebird management program is responsible
for preventing nesting failures from March through August. While the park is meeting staffing requirements mandated under
the Endangered Species Act, private support and volunteers help to
improve the success of the program.
Donated funds allow for the purchase of supplies and equipment.
our home page to view the educational video produced by the Sandy Hook
Foundation entitled "Preserving the Piping Plover; A Natural
Partnership for Survival" to learn more.