Army Corps of Engineers helps provide new life after Hurricane Sandy

JoAnne Castagna - June 2, 2017 (army.mil) DEAL, N.J. -- This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, New Jersey when he was pleasantly surprised.

He saw a pair of clownish-looking birds building a nest. Others probably noticed them as well with their long legs, bright yellow eyes and long striking red-orange bills.

These birds are American Oystercatchers and they are a State Special Concern Species, meaning their population is in decline and at risk of becoming threatened.