Monitoring shorebirds from laying and incubation of eggs to raising young chicks for late summer flight is a cornerstone of the Tuckernuck Land Trust's stewardship program. Piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers nest and raise young on Tuckernuck beaches from early spring through mid-summer. The Tuckernuck Land Trust employs a Coastal Steward from May until August to fence and post nesting areas and to raise the awareness of recreational beachgoers of the importance of providing a safe and undisturbed environment for both rare and common shorebirds to raise their young.