It’s a good year for plovers in Holgate, NJ!

Originally posted on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region:
Sleepy piping plover chick by Kim Caruso, submitted to Home Tweet Home by NestWatch – Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Did you know that this year marks 30 years since the piping plover was protected under the Endangered Species Act? Things didn’t look so good for this little shorebird back then. Thanks to decades of… Continue reading It’s a good year for plovers in Holgate, NJ!

Piping Plovers at Good Harbor Beach – Fenced Off Area

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
For Immediate Release from Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken Public Works in conjunction with our local Conservation Commission, MA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries and Mass Audubon have been following the activities of Piping Plovers on Good Harbor Beach for the past 4 weeks. The birds have shown signs of nesting activities in this area. On a recommendation of the… Continue reading Piping Plovers at Good Harbor Beach – Fenced Off Area

RARE AND ENDANGERED PIPING PLOVERS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
Yet another bird that was nearly hunted to extinction for its beautiful feathers, as of 2012 when the most recent study was concluded, there were only 3,600 breeding Piping Plovers along the Atlantic Coast. Piping Plover’s are a softy colored, mostly tan and white, pint-sized shorebird and like their nests and eggs, exquisitely camouflage with colors of sand and pebbles. This also makes… Continue reading RARE AND ENDANGERED PIPING PLOVERS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH – PLOVERS HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE! – TIPS ON HOW TO ID PIPING PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, AND KILLDEERS

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
For the past ten weeks, each morning very early before work I have been filming the Good Harbor Beach shorebirds and their habitat, and when not too tired from work, would go back again at the end of the day. For the most part, it has been a tremendously educational and rewarding experience, and I love Good Harbor and its wild creatures even more than… Continue reading AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH – PLOVERS HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE! – TIPS ON HOW TO ID PIPING PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, AND KILLDEERS

PIPING PLOVERS HAVE RETURNED TO CAPE ANN BEACHES!

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
Male Piping Plover The sweetest and tiniest of shorebirds has been spotted at several of our local beaches, including Wingaersheek and Good Harbor Beach. They have also been seen at Plum Island, as well as other Massachusetts barrier beaches, for several weeks. The Plovers have traveled many thousands of miles to reach our shores and are both weary from traveling and eager to establish nesting sites. What can you… Continue reading PIPING PLOVERS HAVE RETURNED TO CAPE ANN BEACHES!

GREAT NEWS FROM THE MAYOR FOR GLOUCESTER’S PIPING PLOVERS!!!

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
PIPING PLOVER UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE PIPING PLOVERS NESTING AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH The City of Gloucester and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken will be working closely during the 2017 beach season at Good Harbor Beach with the Essex County Greenbelt Association and the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to manage Piping Plovers if they return again to… Continue reading GREAT NEWS FROM THE MAYOR FOR GLOUCESTER’S PIPING PLOVERS!!!

Grosbeaks, bluebirds focus of questions from readers arising from spring sightings

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
I’m hearing from readers on a range of subjects relating to birds. Although I am still hearing from readers about their hummingbirds returning after a lengthy absence, other readers have contacted me about other birds, ranging from rose-breasted grosbeaks to “blue” birds of differing varieties. Photo by Rebecca Boyd • A male rose-breasted grosbeak shells sunflower seeds with… Continue reading Grosbeaks, bluebirds focus of questions from readers arising from spring sightings

Nesting Snowy Plovers of Los Angeles

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
Click HERE for a slideshow of banded Snowy Plovers, then scroll down to the slideshow located below the photo of the banded chick. It may take some time to load. Use the arrows to advance and reverse. Update as of May 20, 2017 For the first time since 1949, when they last nested in Manhattan Beach,… Continue reading Nesting Snowy Plovers of Los Angeles