First Peep to “Pipe Up!”

I’ve just observed the first Piping Plover to return to Sanctuary of Sands, Fishers Island. With coastal development, habitat for these shorebirds has become critical. Now listed as a “threatened species”, the delicate Piping Plover has returned to the sandy shoals parallel to our airport runway for several years now.

Last year, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation and I counted 3 adults and a surviving clutch of 4. PLEASE welcome again these “peeps” and kindly leash all dogs…

*archived photos

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe, Mar. 28, 2019