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 …

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day 2016

Jenna Skinner Articles, Plover Lovers Committee

“Migratory birds are symbols of the inter-connectedness of life on earth. Their annual migrations across countries and continents inspire people of all ages, all over the world.” – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Migratory Bird Day 2016 As we celebrated World Migratory Bird Day yesterday, we felt so grateful to share Sauble Beach with the incredible …

And…They’re Off!

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

    Mating has begun here at Sauble Beach, with males strutting their stuff and showing off for two females that have settled on the shoreline. This means that nesting could start any day now! With that in mind, Volunteer Monitors are needed to help with recovery efforts.   For more information about getting involved, email coordinator@ploverlovers.com or visit our earlier post: http://ploverlovers.com/2016/04/piping-plovers-looking-for-monitors-at-sauble-beach/ If you …

First GLPIPL Nest of 2016 Breeding Season – Michigan

Jenna Skinner Articles, Global News

May 1, 2016 by GLPIPL Earlier today, the first Great Lakes piping plover nest of 2016 was discovered by monitors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This nest is a full week earlier than the first nest found last year. In 2015, Ludington State Park held the title for first nest discovered. The breeding season is officially in full swing and …

They’re Back!

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

After a grey, windy, and freezing meeting on the beach yesterday to search for signs of Piping Plovers with Don Kennedy, our group of seven came up empty handed. As fate would have it, this afternoon we received the much anticipated email from Don saying that they have arrived! Perhaps they came in on yesterday’s wind and are now enjoying …