Monday, March 7, 2011

Great Lakes Piping Plovers in Canada

As the population of Great Lakes Piping Plover has grown in the last decade they have returned to some former parts of their breeding range that had been abandoned for decades.  This includes some areas in Canada, particularly along the Ontario side of Lake Huron.  The above photo is a bird that nested at Tawas Point St. Park in Michigan last year.  Although this bird was nesting on the Michigan side of the lake, because of its band combination we know it was born on the Canadian side in Ontario.

Recently I was interviewed by a Canadian journalist for an article he was working on about Piping Plovers breeding in the Canadian Great Lakes.  Here is a link to the article

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