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Piping Plover Monitoring

Posted on May 16, 2016

This Piping Plover may be asking, “What do you plan to do about beach conservation today?” as we continue our nonstop work to help monitor and protect them, the American Oystercatcher, Least and Common Terns, and more imperiled waterbird species that nest in Connecticut. It has been a difficult stretch of weather for us in the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds (Audubon Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History), and we have a ton of field work, outreach and education to get done with a limited staff. We have nests that have been washed out by tides or abandoned because of disturbances, nests that are still going and should hatch around the end of the month, and birds just returning to territory now. It is going to be a difficult year for us, but if you would like to help out please email [email protected] to become a volunteer monitor. Thank you in advance!

Piping Plover SMP-9235

Scott Kruitbosch
AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator