New Volunteer Coordinator Jenna Skinner and Don Kennedy at Sauble Beach. Don shows us a plover hut that he has been working on with MNRF over the winter.
Beach nesting bird management techniques used for other plover species (Hooded Plovers) that have similar nesting conditions. Thank you to BirdLife Australia and Hooded Plover Volunteers for sharing information.
Stew Nutt shares the story of the 2014 PIPL nest at Port Elgin. A first nest ever for Port Elgin. The presentation was sponsored by Town of Saugeen Shores, Community Service.
Historical GLPIPL Range Represented This Year General 2015 GLPIPL Breeding Sites (plus Duluth, Minnesota) As if breaking the record number of pairs (still currently at 73 pairs for 2015) wasn’t enough for this season, the other big story is that the historical range (at least the edges of it) has been represented this year for the first time in decades. We …
Children at Amabel – Sauble Community School learn about the endangered Piping Plover.
There are 8 nests in Ontario. Four nests at Wasaga Beach (Georgian Bay), three nests at Sauble Beach (Lake Huron) and one nest on Toronto Island (Lake Ontario). This is the first time in over 82 years that Piping Plovers have nested on Toronto Island.
Male Piping Plovers arrive at Sauble Beach on the last day of April. The shoreline is packed solid with ice. It has been a long cold winter. Includes an update on the chciks that were fledged.
Here’s a fun photo challenge from the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds.