Cheryl Ferguson

September 16, 2015 is Plover Appreciation Day

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News

Birdlife Australia via the Hooded Program’s goal is to have volunteers to connect with other volunteers working to conserve different species of plovers, and to use the ‘day’ to share stories to create an awareness of plovers at risk/endangered throughout the world.

Matt Jeffery - Audubon Sept

Piping Plovers Get a Protected Park in the Bahamas.

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News

In 2012 Audubon scientists Matt Jeffery and Walker Golden discovered hundreds of Piping Plovers wintering at Joulter Cays, Bahamas. They found that at least 4% of the world’s Piping Plovers winter there – the second highest concentration of Piping Plovers after Texas. In September 2015, Joulter Cays was designated as a National Park. The 2016 International Census commences next month.

Mr Lonely

Our Piping Plover is spotted in Anclote Key State Park in Pinella County Florida

Cheryl Ferguson Global News, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

There were some pretty special Ontario Parks – Wasaga Beach Piping plovers that came to nest at Sauble Beach this year. One of them was  “Mr Lonely”.  He hatched at Wasaga Beach in 2014 and came to Sauble Beach looking for a mate on May 23, 2015. His bands: Left Upper: Metal, Left Lower: Yellow, Right Upper: Orange, Right Lower: Yellow (#022) or …