Historical GLPIPL Range Represented This Year

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Uncategorised

Historical GLPIPL Range Represented This Year General 2015 GLPIPL Breeding Sites (plus Duluth, Minnesota) As if breaking the record number of pairs (still currently at 73 pairs for 2015) wasn’t enough for this season, the other big story is that the historical range (at least the edges of it) has been represented this year for the first time in decades. We …

GLPIPL may nest on Toronto Islands

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Local News

Two potential pairs have been observed on the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario. This is the first time any GLPIPL might take up summer residency to breed at this site since 1934. That’s 81 years since there were GLPIPL chicks on the Toronto Islands.

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Endangered Species: Toxins in the Great Lakes

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

By Cheryl Santa Maria Digital Reporter Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:16 PM A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that toxins in the Great Lakes are killing birds at an alarming rate. Since 1999, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 birds have died from avian botulism in this region. The disease attacks the nervous system leading to paralysis and, …