A killdeer on the university beach.
A Wilson's Plover hides in a small brush of grass at the University Beach.
Four Killdeer eggs rest on the University Beach.
A killdeer displays it's "broken wing act" to distract predators from the nest. On the TAMU-CC University Beach.
A wilson's plover on the university beach.
A young tern, rests by the water on the university beach.
An adult tern, rests by the water on the university beach.
A newly hatched Wilson's Plover chick next to a camouflaged egg that has yet to hatch.
David Newstead the bird program director for the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program. Makes his way to the blocked off site for nesting shore birds.
A sign warning beach guests to watch for shore birds nesting in the area.
David Newstead looks for nests on the University Beach. David is the bird program director for the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.
David Newstead comes back to a site where a tern nest was, only to find the nest missing.
David Newstead finds tern egg shells, with evidence showing that the birds did hatch.
In this photo is a hatching along with two of it's siblings that have yet to hatch. They camoflauge well to the area and can easily be missed.
In the closed off area on the University Beach there are around 3 nests that are well camoflauged to the environment.
An imprint of a paw on the sand shows evidence of a dog on the beach, which draws concern for the survival of the nesting shore birds.
Part of the University Beach is closed off to protect nesting birds.