Larry Niles worked for many years for the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, as a biologist, then as chief of the Endangered and Nongame Species Program. He has been posting photos on his Facebook page of the shorebird and horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay, the banding of birds and the restoration of areas such as Moores Beach.
The primary goal of biologists on the Delaware Bay during the stopover is to catch shorebirds and measure their condition and band them with unique ID leg flags. They measure birds and get weights and use leg flags so that birds can be identified later at a distance.
This is the 17th year of the study which includes an international team of shorebird scientists.