As the 2013 Piping Plover breeding season winds down, Bird Studies Canada would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for the great support we’ve had from our volunteers, partners and beach goers over the summer on Shelburne County’s plover beaches.
We especially want to acknowledge Northeast Point’s beach goers and the Nova Scotia Boat Racers Association for their support in ensuring the success of the plover family there. All but one beach goer respected the fenced nesting area, and during our visits to Northeast Point throughout the summer 70% of all dogs encountered were on-leash, which is higher than most other beaches in NS. All four plover chicks fledged, making Northeast Point one of only two beaches in the province with 100% chick survival!
More endangered Piping Plovers make their homes in Shelburne County than in any other part of Nova Scotia. For those interested in learning more, or becoming involved, please contact Bird Studies Canada at email@example.com, and follow us on Facebook at ‘Piping Plover Conservation in Nova Scotia.’
Chris Curry and Sue Abbott,
Bird Studies Canada