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Piping Plovers Increasing

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

We have a lot of tiny Piping Plover hatchlings popping out on beaches across Connecticut right now, but we even have additional pairs and adult birds showing up on territories. These birds may have lost their nest somewhere else, or even a mate, and are searching for new prime real estate and other individuals who have not paired off. Sean took this photo of Milford Point’s eighth (!) pair of Piping Plovers! The entire coast of the town of Milford is one of the best Piping Plover areas in the state, and the birds certainly want to nest there, though there are only so many “homes” available. There has also been an “extra” male in the area, and the boys who already have established territories and growing families have not been too welcoming. We will keep working to protect them all day, every day, and we thank you all for your help in monitoring and reporting sightings, disturbances, and their progress. With all the work these busy parents have to do please keep giving them all the space you can on our beaches, staying near the waterline and far from fenced areas.

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