Piping Plovers back in New England

6 04 2009

We heard from the very busy Director of the Coastal Waterbird Program, Becky Harris, on the blog recently. Becky is immersed in the annual frenzy of setting up beaches with protective fencing and such to help out the diminutive Piping Plovers.

Check out some live bird news for a change (photo by John van de Graaf)

Check out some live bird news for a change (photo by John van de Graaf)

Though SEANET’s heart is with the dead birds, even we are able to appreciate the spectacle of a breeding pair of plovers. Indeed, many of you Seanetters also generously donate your time to plover nesting programs. Kudos to you folks for devoting your free time to both programs!

Becky has noticed some marked carcasses during her recent beach travels, so it’s clear you Seanetters are not shirking your carcass duties even in the face of so much vibrant spring birding activity.

Don’t forget to check out the Coastal Waterbird Program’s “Webbed Blog” frequently; you can link to it via the blogroll on the right side of your screen.

Welcome back Plovers, and good luck Becky and crew; we hope the season runs smoothly!

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