Now scheduling Volunteers

Cheryl Ferguson Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Hello Plover Lovers! I am now scheduling Volunteer Monitors. We have our first eggs / nest on Sauble Beach with the protective exclosure & perimeter fencing in place.  Many of you have expressed an interest in volunteering as monitors on the beach, so assuming you are still available, I’d appreciate an email to to let me know what hours you’d like (if you haven’t done so already).  

We will also be seeking volunteer monitors throughout the spring and summer of 2015 to help with the success of the recovery of the Piping Plovers so if you cannot help now but are able to later on, please let us know when you become available. We can never have too much coverage on the beach.

If you’re interested in the Piping Plover Recovery Program but can’t make it out to the beach, that’s great…..we just want to keep you up-to-date.  We have a total of seven birds at Sauble Beach, another four were impatient with our weather and have left…two of these were seen at Wasaga Beach and the female has a new partner and is nesting there. Of our three couples, one pair is in egg-laying mode while the other pairs are together but nothing has happened yet that has resulted in an egg.  Hopefully we will end up with several nests like last year!! 

Thank you,

Faye Bender

Piping Plover Volunteer Coordinator