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Piping Plover Activity

Posted on Apr 7, 2016

The Piping Plover nesting season is now off to a slow start in Connecticut as sub-freezing temperatures and snow, sleet and freezing rain have all been seen recently…with more to come! That puts a pause on our operations and the beginning of the breeding activities of our birds. More often than not they have been seen only foraging or sticking close together in small groups.

Piping Plover SMP-9147

However, we will still need volunteer help for erecting string fencing and signage around these soon to be nesting areas on the following dates at these locations:

Monday, April 11th, 10:00 – Sandy/Morse Points, West Haven
Meet in the parking lot.

Friday, April 15th, 10:00 – Bluff Point, Groton
Meet in the parking area and CT DEEP will shuttle people out to the beach.

Remember that any and all volunteers are welcome including those who are not monitors. Volunteers should bring: work gloves, water, a snack, appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and whatever else you may need avoid too much sun. These locations can either be quite cool or very warm depending on the day so dress for any weather. A pocket knife or multi-tool can be handy and a sledge hammer or mallet can be helpful to bring. Plan for heavy lifting and toting, but be mindful of your safety. Please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if you can make it to any or all of these dates. Thank you!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator