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Plovers in Paradise

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Plover Lovers Committee

A great article about the Piping Plovers monitored in the Bahamas. The discovery of some Great Lakes Piping Plovers forces the reality that this species is the most critically endangered with approximately 285 Great Lakes Piping Plovers in the world:

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Hooded Plovers Success – After Third Attempt

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Plover Lovers Committee

The Hooded Plovers are endemic to Australia and face enormous threats that are very similar to the Piping Plovers that nest on the eastern shores of Lake Huron at Sauble Beach, Ontario. This article was posted on Facebook by volunteer Elizabeth Steele-Collins. Read about the adaptations exhibited by this fragile pair of plovers! Find out what they did to survive and fledge 2 chicks.

Whatever happened to the PIPL’s that attempted to nest on Toronto Island last spring?

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee

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.