(Hampton, NH) - Its that time of year again, when Fish & Game officials have to warn people to stay away from birds nesting in the oceanside sand dunes.

Courtesy NH Fish & Game

Six pairs of Piping Plovers are nesting along Hampton and Seabrook beaches.

Fish & Game Biologist Brendan Clifford says the sooner the birds nest, the sooner the chicks will hatch and grow big enough to fly away.

In the meantime, we are being asked to be aware of the birds, and to keep our distance.

For more details, visit the NH Fish & Game Department.