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Great Lakes Piping Plovers filmed on the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario – 2016

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Other beaches in Ontario, Plover Lovers Committee, Uncategorised

Watch a 20-minute video of the Great Lakes Piping Plovers that nested on Darlington Beach on the Canadian Shores of Lake Ontario during the spring and summer of 2016. The video was produced and edited by volunteer Winnie Poon and narrated by Roy Smith. Glenn Coady, Volunteer Coordinator and John Brett – Canadian Wildlife Services discuss the life of the …

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 …

Plover Lovers

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 …