Fun Facts for Plover Awareness & Appreciation Day!

Alicia Fortin Articles, Global News, Local News

September 16 is Plover Appreciation Day, so we decided to share some fun facts about plovers and some photos of plovers on Sauble Beach to celebrate! Plovers are also known as the Family Charadriidae, and they have thicker necks with shorter bills compared to most sandpipers. Below you can see a Sanderling (sandpiper) on the right and a Semipalmated Plover …

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Great Lakes Piping Plovers filmed on the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario – 2016

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Other beaches in Ontario, Plover Lovers Committee, Uncategorised

Watch a 20-minute video of the Great Lakes Piping Plovers that nested on Darlington Beach on the Canadian Shores of Lake Ontario during the spring and summer of 2016. The video was produced and edited by volunteer Winnie Poon and narrated by Roy Smith. Glenn Coady, Volunteer Coordinator and John Brett – Canadian Wildlife Services discuss the life of the …

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 …

First GLPIPL Nest of 2016 Breeding Season – Michigan

Jenna Skinner Articles, Global News

May 1, 2016 by GLPIPL Earlier today, the first Great Lakes piping plover nest of 2016 was discovered by monitors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This nest is a full week earlier than the first nest found last year. In 2015, Ludington State Park held the title for first nest discovered. The breeding season is officially in full swing and …