The Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is a small bird that nests on beaches on the Atlantic Coast from the north shore of the St. Lawrence to Virginia. They also make their nests on the shores of the Great Lakes basin west to Central Alberta.

How The Piping Plover Was Almost Extinct

At the turn of the century the Piping Plover was almost extinct because of hunting. In 1916 it recovered with help from the Migratory Birds Convention between Canada and the United States.

Why Are The Piping Plovers Endangered?

Today it is still endangered and it is linked directly to human encroachment, mostly disturbance to beaches used for nesting. In 1991 a recovery plan was written.

Written by: Rosalinde Ferguson and Chandra Chambers

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