What do shorebirds have in common with sea turtles? No, it’s not that birds swim through the air and turtles fly through the water (although how cool, right?*). One answer is that all of these animals nest on sandy beaches. Once in a while you might even see a sea turtle track going through a posted nesting bird area.
*Thanks to The Life of Birds by Joel Carl Welty, for the seed to this thought.