Plovers & Terns

Big Update on a Successful Piping Plover Season!

Somehow it’s August! The piping plover breeding season is beginning to wind down, birds are taking off from Maine beaches to migrate South for the winter, and Maine Audubon’s Coastal Bird Crew is breathing a little easier. 170 young birds fledged off of beaches from Georgetown to Ogunquit is no …

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2021 Piping Plover Census Smashes Last Year’s Numbers, But Not Without Its Challenges 

Over 120 pairs of endangered piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) were recently counted during the annual Piping Plover Census: a combined effort led by Maine Audubon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife, and a diverse network of volunteers. Monitors traveled …

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It’s Mayhem: Maine Audubon is busting out all over

In the same way that blossoms started to unfurl and migratory birds began to appear, so too did restless Maine Audubon staffers, tentative at first, and then all at once in a glorious riot of activity.  May was the busiest month we’ve seen in ages, in terms of our interaction with the public. …

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