Give birds chance to feed, rest

The shorebirds and other migrants are arriving daily, and I’d like to remind everyone to please give them a good welcome. This means to please obey the signage about habitat areas and give the birds a chance to feed and rest.

In particular, remember that at the entrance onto Bishop’s Beach you may drive vehicles (for coal gathering, etc.) to the right, but not in the other direction toward Beluga Slough. Not everyone notices the signs that specify this, and there’s been a lot of traffic recently in the wrong direction. Please also keep dogs leashed around the slough.

But do come out to enjoy the slough boardwalk and area on foot, to watch the migrating shorebirds and waterfowl feeding and the resident cranes “painting” their feathers. We’re so lucky to live on the migration route, and we owe our feathered friends some respect and protections.

Nancy Lord