What is it like to be a Piping Plover Volunteer Monitor?

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

  It’s an experience that leaves you beaming as you watch the precious chicks venture out from the safe confines of their exclosure to find their own food, or as a young child tells you about their aspirations for protecting nature. Many of us volunteer because of our love for nature and more specifically for these charismatic little shorebirds. But …

Rare plovers incubating eggs at Sauble Beach

Jenna Skinner Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:19:20 EDT PM Two pairs of piping plovers are now incubating clutches of eggs at Sauble Beach, while another pair of the endangered shorebirds have begun to mate. “It’s very exciting. It’s nice to see that their breeding season is progressing as it should and we’re feeling really lucky …

Connecting with the Global Birding Community

Jenna Skinner Articles, Global News, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Sauble Beach and the Bruce Peninsula are popular stops for birders and nature lovers from all over the world. Just this past week, Plover Lovers have encountered international travellers visiting the beach to see the Piping Plovers and their nesting behaviour. One volunteer met a couple from Australia who were visiting friends in Sauble. They were interested to hear the similarities …

Second Nest Discovered in Sauble Beach

Jenna Skinner Uncategorised

Nest #2 is confirmed at Sauble Beach! The male, pictured here, sat patiently on the nest as a team worked to install protective measures. This second mating pair must have been waiting for a warm spring day, just in time for a beautiful long weekend. If you’d like to get involved in the recovery of these precious birds, email coordinator@ploverlovers.com …

First Sauble Beach Nest of 2016 Breeding Season

Jenna Skinner Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Big news from Sauble Beach: the first Piping Plover nest of the season was discovered this morning! It was spotted after a particularly cold and stormy weekend, and its appearance came 3 days earlier than last year’s first nest. Exclosures have been successfully installed as we await more eggs! The breeding season is in high gear and we can’t wait …

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day 2016

Jenna Skinner Articles, Plover Lovers Committee

“Migratory birds are symbols of the inter-connectedness of life on earth. Their annual migrations across countries and continents inspire people of all ages, all over the world.” – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Migratory Bird Day 2016 As we celebrated World Migratory Bird Day yesterday, we felt so grateful to share Sauble Beach with the incredible …

And…They’re Off!

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

    Mating has begun here at Sauble Beach, with males strutting their stuff and showing off for two females that have settled on the shoreline. This means that nesting could start any day now! With that in mind, Volunteer Monitors are needed to help with recovery efforts.   For more information about getting involved, email coordinator@ploverlovers.com or visit our earlier post: http://ploverlovers.com/2016/04/piping-plovers-looking-for-monitors-at-sauble-beach/ If you …