In recent years, the Atlantic population of the endangered Piping Plover has dipped well below the recovery goal of 310 pairs.
Hatching and raising a family on the beach isn't easy, even for well-camouflaged birds with feathers that blend into the landscape. Piping Plovers depend on dynamic, healthy coastal ecosystems. Key challenges to the recovery of this small shorebird include habitat loss from coastal development, disturbances from recreation and motorized vehicles, predator pressures, and climate change.
Bird Studies Canada's Maritimes Piping Plover Conservation Program works with volunteers and partners to conserve beach ecosystems, reduce threats to plovers, and support recovery in Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick through monitoring, protection, and stewardship.
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This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.