Latest Piping Plover Stories
"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds.
By KAITLIN KEANE SCITUATE - On a quiet Tuesday evening at The Spit, the beaches are deserted and a lone boat bobs at the shoreline.
By Anonymous OLD ORCHARD BEACH - State wildlife officials are looking to step up efforts to protect the threatened piping plover by expanding "essential habitat" zones for the shorebirds in Old Orchard Beach and Biddeford.
By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 16--PLUM ISLAND -- It's been a tough nesting season for Plum Island's piping plovers.
By KRISTEN WYATT By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md.
By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore.
By Melissa Mcever, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 13--They're small birds in big trouble.
By Melissa Mcever, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas Jul. 12--They're small birds in big trouble.
Crews at Presque Isle State Park are closing two beaches because there's not enough sand on them. Beaches 9 and 10 will be closed Monday through Thursday for the next three weeks while crews replenish the sand that washes away. The crews will dump more than 19,000 tons of sand on the beaches.
By Donita Naylor NARRAGANSETT -- Can you keep the fireworks down, please? The babies are sleeping.
The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small plover. The bird is recognizable for its very pale brown head and back, white breast and rump and dark neckband. Its bill is orange and black and the legs are orange. Their breeding habitat is found on and around beaches or sand flats on the Atlantic coast, the southern shores of the Great Lakes and in the mid-west of Canada and the United States. They nest on sandy or gravel beaches or sandbars. They are migratory in northern areas and...
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