2017 Wrap-Up Celebration

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Uncategorised

This season has been full of ups and downs for both the Piping Plovers and the individuals watching over them! Join us for a celebration and season overview on August 23! We will be serving cake at 6:30pm so that by 7:00pm our wrap up presentation will be underway. Join us for videos, photos, and stories about this year on …

Fledglings on the Beach!

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

While many of us expected the Piping Plover fledglings of 2017 to leave the beach earlier this week, they have surprised us yet again by sticking around! We have continued to see both Flagboy, the male from Nest 3, along with chicks from both Nest 1 and Nest 3. In fact, yesterday Flagboy was seen foraging with one chick from …

Beach Talk: Beaches – A Lot More Than Sand

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

With only one Beach Talk left to go, now seems like the perfect time to discuss the way in which our series is wrapping up. Peter Middleton is known to many as a knowledgeable interpreter and engaging presenter, and he certainly drew us in to his talk about beaches on Wednesday night. Beginning with the way in which waves shape …

Plover Lovers T-Shirts!

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

Who wants a fantastic new shirt? We are Plover Lovers T-shirts for between $15-$20 (depending on the size of the order) for those who would like to further support Piping Plover conservation activities and awareness-raising! We are offering two different styles of t-shirts; v-neckline (women’s sizes) and rounded neckline (men’s sizes). Both styles can be seen in the above photo! …

Birding Beach Talks

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

In our past two beach talks, we moved back towards discussions of the birds that inhabit the Huron Fringe. We are a bird group, after all, and we had some great opportunities to go out as a group after the presentations to watch the fledglings foraging. For those of you who wanted to attend but couldn’t, here is a quick …

Saugeen Shores Coastal Community Workshop

Alicia Fortin Local News, Port Elgin

Going up to the cottage in August? Want to know why the lake levels are so high and what areas are under the most stress? Join the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation for an evening of learning and contributing to the Coastal Action Plan! In partnership with the Southampton Residents Association, they are calling on everyone to meet and …

The Chicks are Fledging!

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

Yes, you read that title correctly! We currently have 4 fledglings on the beach! Last night, two of the chicks from Nest 1, the most northern nest this season, were seen flying about 100 feet down the beach. One month to the day after they hatched, they have learned to fly! Today, all four Nest 1 chicks were still seen, …