Have you spotted a Piping Plover with leg bands? This handy guide prepared by Audubon’s Matt Jeffery tells you who to contact.
Abaco Piping Plover Watch 2015-16 .Piping Plovers Winter in The Bahamas!
Beach nesting bird management techniques used for other plover species (Hooded Plovers) that have similar nesting conditions. Thank you to BirdLife Australia and Hooded Plover Volunteers for sharing information.
In 2014 there were 71 pairs of Piping Plovers that nested along the shores of the Great Lakes. In 2015, the number increased to 75 pairs of Piping Plovers. We look forward to the 2016 International Census of Piping Plovers.
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.
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.
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 …