Please be sure to honor the requests of wildlife organizations by staying away from roped areas to give these birds the ability to raise their young safely and be aware of behaviors denoting their displeasure if you are too close to them. Do not allow your pet dogs to get close and pick up your trash as that attracts predators. If there are no roped areas, then this calls for even more caution when moving about where these birds might be nesting. They ask so little from us - our distance and respect of their wanting to raise their children just as we would want ourselves.
I now carry the phone numbers of the local Environmental Police and will keep a small camera in my pocket so I can photo/video inappropriate behaviors.