If you plan to visit the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, you’ve only got a week. Beachnesting season begins March 1, which means the area will close to the public until Sept. 1.
The Point and a portion of dunes and bay shoreline will bee reserved for piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds.
Once the young birds can fly in early September, the Point will reopen. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for birds that migrate south for the winter.