Ontario Field Ornithologists

Plover Lovers Committee Receives OFO Award

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach

During their annual convention on September 26, the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) awarded the Plover Lovers Committee an award “for their commitment to public education and citizen science towards the Piping Plovers, nesting at Sauble Beach”. There are 5 committee members in the group: Norah Toth (Chair), Catherine Dickison, Aubrey Ferguson, Lynne Richardson & Cheryl Ferguson. However; this program would …

2016 Sauble Beach Piping Plover Breeding Season Summary

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Another Piping Plover breeding season has come to a close at Sauble Beach, with a disappointing outcome for the Plover Lovers volunteer group. Of 18 eggs laid in five nests, only 6 chicks hatched and none survived to fledging. Three of the five nests were lost before the hatch due to abandonment or high water. This year was particularly challenging …

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No New Plovers But Many New Plover Lovers @ Sauble

Aubrey Ferguson Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach

  Although the Piping Plovers are gone (the last adult plover was observed at Sauble Beach on July 25) 20 Plover Lovers gathered on Wednesday night at Huron Feathers Presbyterian Church on Lakeshore Drive to chat about the season and swap some experiences between bites of pizza and cake. With multiple spring orientations volunteers rarely even meet one another during …

What is it like to be a Piping Plover Volunteer Monitor?

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

  It’s an experience that leaves you beaming as you watch the precious chicks venture out from the safe confines of their exclosure to find their own food, or as a young child tells you about their aspirations for protecting nature. Many of us volunteer because of our love for nature and more specifically for these charismatic little shorebirds. But …

Rare plovers incubating eggs at Sauble Beach

Jenna Skinner Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:19:20 EDT PM Two pairs of piping plovers are now incubating clutches of eggs at Sauble Beach, while another pair of the endangered shorebirds have begun to mate. “It’s very exciting. It’s nice to see that their breeding season is progressing as it should and we’re feeling really lucky …

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 Sauble Beach Nest of 2016 Breeding Season

Jenna Skinner Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Big news from Sauble Beach: the first Piping Plover nest of the season was discovered this morning! It was spotted after a particularly cold and stormy weekend, and its appearance came 3 days earlier than last year’s first nest. Exclosures have been successfully installed as we await more eggs! The breeding season is in high gear and we can’t wait …