Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

With Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds Returning Please Lend a Hand

Date Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2022

When walking the beach this year please lend our our wildlife a hand.  Please flip Horseshoe Crabs.  It’s easy and they are harmless.

Also please keeping a distance, when possible, from feeding shorebirds. The shorebirds  have traveled thousands of miles and need to fatten up on horseshoe crabs eggs to migrate north.

This is a good video to learn more about the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird connection. Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection.