Piping Plovers and their environment!

Alicia Fortin Other beaches in Ontario, Port Elgin, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised

Alicia Fortin, Plover Lovers Outreach and Education Coordinator will be at MacGregor Point Provincial Park to speak about Piping Plovers and species at risk on August 22. The presentation begins at 7:00pm. If you are unable to attend or have more questions at our 2017 Wrap-up Celebration on August 23 (beginning at 6:30pm at Huron Feathers in Sauble Beach), you …

2017 Wrap-Up Celebration

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Uncategorised

This season has been full of ups and downs for both the Piping Plovers and the individuals watching over them! Join us for a celebration and season overview on August 23! We will be serving cake at 6:30pm so that by 7:00pm our wrap up presentation will be underway. Join us for videos, photos, and stories about this year on …

Fledglings on the Beach!

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

While many of us expected the Piping Plover fledglings of 2017 to leave the beach earlier this week, they have surprised us yet again by sticking around! We have continued to see both Flagboy, the male from Nest 3, along with chicks from both Nest 1 and Nest 3. In fact, yesterday Flagboy was seen foraging with one chick from …

Plover Lovers T-Shirts!

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

Who wants a fantastic new shirt? We are Plover Lovers T-shirts for between $15-$20 (depending on the size of the order) for those who would like to further support Piping Plover conservation activities and awareness-raising! We are offering two different styles of t-shirts; v-neckline (women’s sizes) and rounded neckline (men’s sizes). Both styles can be seen in the above photo! …

Birding Beach Talks

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

In our past two beach talks, we moved back towards discussions of the birds that inhabit the Huron Fringe. We are a bird group, after all, and we had some great opportunities to go out as a group after the presentations to watch the fledglings foraging. For those of you who wanted to attend but couldn’t, here is a quick …

The Chicks are Fledging!

Alicia Fortin Uncategorised

Yes, you read that title correctly! We currently have 4 fledglings on the beach! Last night, two of the chicks from Nest 1, the most northern nest this season, were seen flying about 100 feet down the beach. One month to the day after they hatched, they have learned to fly! Today, all four Nest 1 chicks were still seen, …

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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 …

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 …