Photos of wintering Piping Plovers in Florida. Will nesting season begin earlier in the Great Lakes region?
This is 2016 International Census year for PIPL’s! Plover Lover Volunteers visiting Georgia send back photos of what they saw. Thank you to Alice Van Zoeren (UMN) for sharing an interesting story of this Great Lakes Piping Plover. This feedback is very much appreciated by volunteers.
A photo of a pair of piping plovers engaging in tilt display, goose stepping & mating.
Spring 2015 saw for the first time in over 80 years a pair of PIPL’s nest and lay eggs on Hanlan’s Point Beach on Toronto Island. Unfortunately on June 23, 2015 after a night of thunderstorms the nest was found submerged in water. However; this pair went on to nest successfully in Jefferson County NY and successfully fledged one chick. This was the first time in more than 30 years for this area. It is hoped they will return to the area this spring.