The summer of 2011 proved to be a very good nesting year for Piping Plovers. A total of 33 pair nested on 16 different beaches from Reid State Park in the north to Ogunquit Beach in the south. By summer’s end we counted 70 fledglings chicks that can fly on their own, making the 2011 Piping Plover season the most productive since 1995.
Productivity was 2.12 fledglings/pair, significantly higher than the national recovery goal of 1.5/pair, which is considered the minimum needed to grow the population. Depending on how many young survive migration and overwintering, we hope to see more breeding pairs in Maine when these young birds return to breed.
Learn more by downloading the full report, newsletter and more below.
- Piping Plover & Least Tern Final Report 2011
- Table 1 – Least Terns
- Table 4 # of Nesting Piping Plover pairs and fledglings
- Appendix Ia PIPL behavior and predator observations form 2011
- Appendix Ib LETE Flock Estimate and Colony Behavior_2011
- Appendix II, page 2 instructions
- Appendix IIa PIPL nesting data form_2011
- Appendix III 2011 Census Data
- Appendix IV Nesting area sign
- Appendix V PIPL exclosure raising form_2011
- Appendix VI PPLT-Summer newsletter-2011
- Appendix VII – 2011 UTM Coordinates for Piping Plover Nests
- Appendix VIII Piping Plover Nest Locations
- Appendix IX without notes column