Nature Notes

July 22, 2008

Piping Plovers in Ontario

Filed under: Canada,Conservation — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Piping Plover

Piping Plover

The Piping Plover was listed as an endangered species in Ontario in 1977. Its preferred breeding habitat is sandy beaches which, of course, have been increasingly used by humans. It has recently bred at Wasgaga beach, Oliphant, and Sauble Beach here in Ontario. One large reason for its successes are dedicated volunteers who patrol the nest sites, helping to guard against human interference. Now the birds need to contend against their traditional enemies, gulls and crows.

Above is a shot of the male with his jewelery at the Sauble Beach site. Below is a distant shot of the female and a chick. A closer shot would have upset them.

Piping Plover

Piping Plover

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2 Comments »

  1. Let\’s save endangered species and make world green

    Comment by Cegah Satwa Punah — August 14, 2008 @ 2:26 am

  2. Thank you, I agree.

    Your website looks excellent.

    Harold

    Comment by Harold — August 15, 2008 @ 9:04 am

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