First, this story is set in the beach resort community of Cape May, NJ. If you're familiar with the area you'll have some fun recognizing the area, but you don't have to know the town to enjoy the story. For instance, you'd probably be able to figure out that Beach Avenue runs right along the beach.
There are some broad similarities to Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds -- and the Daphne du Maurier story that the movie was very loosely based on -- but this story goes off in a different direction. There are clues that the birds might be part of something more sinister than nature gone bad. By the end there are real questions about government conspiracies that might, or might not, have gone wrong.
I enjoyed the story. If you have the right sort of sense of humor, it might even make a good "beach read!"
(review of free book)