I am a born and raised local; and while some may say they are against the protection of the birds to "keep our beaches open," I am entirely for it. The reason people come to the Outer Banks is for the wildlife. If we don't start protecting our natural resources soon we will be just another Myrtle Beach. We are almost already there North of Nags Head. We don't need any more Home Depots, Wal Marts, or fast food chains. Maybe if we remember what makes our beaches special and protect them we can preserve them for future generations. Instead of destroying them and the creatures that make them special.