Plover Lovers Wrap-Up!

Alicia Fortin Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Last night, the Plover Lovers and interested individuals from the community came together to celebrate the season we have had and reflect upon our experiences. After an introduction from Stewardship Grey Bruce and Piping Plover Committee Chair, Norah Toth, the Ministry of Natural Resources Plover Technician shared findings from the summer season. Plover Lovers were then very excited to announce …


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 …

Beach Talk Wrap-up: The Evolution of an Ecological Ethic

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

The Plover Lovers Beach Talk 2016 speaker series wrapped up earlier this month with a fascinating talk by David McLeish, recently retired Lake Manager with the Upper Great Lakes Management Unit of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. David’s presentation went over the development of conservation ethics over the centuries along with the various schools of thought. He also addressed the …

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 …

A Walk on the Wild Side: Nature on the Bruce

Jenna Skinner Plover Lovers Committee

Last night we were treated to an incredible presentation by Peter Middleton, Director of Ontario Nature. Peter taught for 35 years as an Outdoor Educator, sharing nature’s mysteries with students of all ages. He also assisted with Sauble Beach and Oliphant plover recovery programs since 2007. Peter reaches out now as a speaker to share the message of conservation in a world …

Nest 2 Update

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

On Tuesday night, Lake Huron’s high water level was pushed even higher by strong winds, resulting in big waves washing out the nest closest to the water’s edge – Nest 2. This is an unfortunate, but natural, event with shore-nesting birds and their biological response will be to re-nest at this still-early point in the breeding season. We will follow …