$5,000 reward offered after oystercatcher egg destroyed in Queens

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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Police are investigating the destruction of federally-protected oystercatcher and piping plover eggs and nests in Queens.

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- A $5,000 reward is being offered as police investigate the destruction of federally-protected bird eggs and nests in Queens.

Last month a smashed oystercatcher egg was found in Breezy Point.

Those birds are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also offering a $5,000 reward in several other destruction incidents impacting oystercatchers and piping plovers across Queens and Long Island.

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