42 PAIRS OF PIPING PLOVERS NESTING AT CRANES BEACH!

July 9th 2018 – From the Trustees “The Piping Plovers at Crane Beach are doing great this year! 42 pairs have nested making this the third highest amount of nesting Piping Plover pairs since 1986. So far 42 chicks have spread their wings and flown. Many more chicks are still on the beach and we are waiting on more nests to hatch. Please remember to keep your distance and give these protected birds their space.”

I love how the pale seashell coral pink in the clam shells mirrors the orange hues of the PiPl’s beak and legs. I don’t know why this photo strikes me as funny, but it just does. Tiny birds with huge personalities!

11 thoughts on “42 PAIRS OF PIPING PLOVERS NESTING AT CRANES BEACH!

  1. Kim,

    “This is great news” and wider beach helps here and the impacts of their surroundings also! I do have a family connection to USFWS out west.

    Sourced: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/pipingploverFAQs2014(1).pdf

    “For example, Crane’s Beach is able to allow public use and successfully manage for plovers because they have wide beach where human
    activity tends to be concentrated away from plover nesting habitat.” Conversely, Salisbury State Park’s beach is narrow, similar to the Refuge, and although they remain open to the public, their plover productivity is poor to none (similar to the Refuge before closure – see “Has the beach closure helped the plovers?” below).

    🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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      1. That is great news I did not get those details we as humans can make a difference everyone that volunteers there in Gloucester show how much it does along with the pain when loss occurs. Revere beach was a popular spot for it’s amusements area if I recall correctly long or close by water front too!

        Thanks for update Kim!

        Sourced:
        http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Soul-Would-Have-No-Rainbow-if-the-Eyes-Had-No-Tears-and-Other-Native-American-PR/Guy-Zona/9780671797300

        “The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.”

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