piping plover

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pip′ing plo′ver

a small, pale, brown and white plover of E North America, Charadrius melodus, nesting on sandy or pebbly beaches.
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Noun1.piping plover - small plover of eastern North Americapiping plover - small plover of eastern North America
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
Charadrius, genus Charadrius - type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
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A fox in the hen house is bad, but no worse than a crow on a piping plover beach.
Our survival estimates obtained for the first sample period were also low compared to that reported for the temperate congeners: Piping Plover (C.
At Gateway National Recreation Area, the Park Service has closed sections of the beach to provide nesting habitat for another threatened shorebird, the piping plover.
A multi-scale investigation of Piping Plover productivity on Great Plains alkali lakes, 1994-2000.
Piping Plover Management and Conservation Plan: This project will identify management and conservation strategies beneficial to restoring the federally-endangered piping plover as a nesting species at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County.
Gateway was chosen because two areas of the beach, where the beetle has not been found since the 1930s, remain largely undisturbed and have been set aside for an endangered shorebird, the piping plover.
We studied Piping Plover nest site selection on renourished beaches in New York in 2004 at sites where future renourishment was planned.
April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for bird lovers to pack their binoculars, note books and field guides, because the endangered piping plover and the brilliant scarlet tanager, as well as hundreds of other colorful migrating bird species, will be showing off their feathers at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA, during National Wildlife Week (Apr.
In the case of the piping plover, which was added to the U.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports from Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) this week that six piping plover chicks had successfully fledged is cause for celebration and a testament to the importance of limiting off-road vehicle (ORV) use during the breeding season, according to Defenders of Wildlife.
Here on Cape Cod, the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is loved by most, but to some people this small shorebird symbolizes an unwelcome change in beach management.