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Tag: Piping Plover Conservation

Ontario’s Piping Plover Chicks Stretch Their Wings

13 July 2018 – There are an abundance of chicks on Ontario’s shores this year, which are due to fledge soon. We consider a chick fledged when it can fly a distance of 50 m at one time. Many of the chicks are stretching their wings out and giving it a try, getting a few metres at a time – it’s a wonderful sight to see!

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Volunteer to Help Piping Plovers in Ontario

10 May 2018 – Bird Studies Canada is looking for volunteers to help with Piping Plover monitoring and outreach from mid-May to early August at a number of locations throughout Ontario.

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Help Us Find Piping Plovers in Ontario

17 April 2018 – If you can identify Piping Plovers, and if you would like to help this wonderful species in Ontario, you can assist Bird Studies Canada by conducting surveys.

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Piping Plovers Hang On in Ontario and Manitoba

11 August 2017 – Following an absence of breeding pairs in Ontario for more than 30 years, Piping Plovers have been making a gradual return at selected nesting locations on Canadian Great Lakes shores since 2007. Federal and provincial governments and local agencies cooperate to protect these Endangered shorebirds and their habitat.

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Survivor’s Guide to a Piping Plover Breeding Season

17 July 2017 – To some, spending countless hours from May through August protecting an endangered, camouflaged bird, its four eggs, and its flightless chicks on the open sand – exposed to the elements and busy activities of beachgoers – would sound daunting, and perhaps a bit nuts. I’ve come to learn that cautious optimism and resilience are handy qualities for biologists and Citizen Scientists engaged in Piping Plover conservation.

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