Plovers & Terns

Piping Plovers: Endangered, Small, and Tough.

By: Katie Burns, Piping Plover project intern Due to their endangered status and small stature, Piping Plovers are often given a bad rap by the general public. For years, they have been deemed “wimpy” or “pathetic,” but this is simply not the case. It's time to set the record straight: Piping …

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Piping Plover Nesting Update

With nice weather due to return for the weekend here in Maine, we would like to take a moment for a short update on our Piping Plover Monitoring Program. After the storms in late April, a group of plover/endangered species biologists from United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Maine …

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Piping Plover Outreach

In addition to management and other activities in the field, outreach is a critical component of the Piping Plover and Least Tern Recovery Project. Our team regularly organizes outreach sessions to talk with beachgoers, beach residents/landowners, local beach associations, lifeguards, police, school …

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Piping Plovers: After the rain comes the sun!

Recently, as our team was monitoring Seawall Beach in Phippsburg, we were once again rewarded by the sight of three freshly hatched plover chicks clustered together in a nest around the last egg that was just about to hatch. This was another of the many nests that have hatched during the past two …

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