As the nesting season for the little tern and other endangered shorebirds, the Share the Shore is an message which MidCoast Council is pleading with beachgoers to respect.
Council has received information that a number of little tern chicks are being caught in 4WD tracks on local beaches.
Please observe all signage and only drive between the tidal marks on the sand, a council spokesperson has asked.
"It's important to stay as far away from the fenced breeding zones to give these birds the best chance, whether you're in a vehicle or on foot.
"Many species of beach-nesting birds are under threat of extinction, largely due to disturbance by dogs, unaware beachgoers and 4WD vehicles on beaches."
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