Piping plovers are often difficult to see camouflaged on the sandy-coloured beach. When you do find them they can still be challenging to distinguish from a few other species.

Nesting & Raising Young

A plover’s nest is called a “scrape”. They appear to be pretty laid-back parents. But there’s a lot more to their parenting approach.

Threats & Protection

Sadly, people and their activities are the greatest threat to piping plovers but harm to these birds can come from many other birds and animals.