piping plover


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pip′ing plo′ver


n.
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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One of three piping plover chicks, whose federally endangered status helped scuttle a major music festival at Montrose Beach, has died.
During spring, the federally-listed piping plover (see sidebar) can be found using the significant nesting habitat located on the island.
A recovery program began in 1986 after the species was listed as federally endangered--and last year 75 pairs, including the pair at Illinois Beach State Park, were discovered breeding in the Great Lakes Region, according to Vince Cavalieri, Great Lakes piping plover coordinator for the U.S.
The national park's isolated sand flats and mangroves provide essential habitat for thousands of shorebirds representing 13 species, including the largest congregation of the endangered piping plover outside the U.S.
Piping plover peacefully piping practicing pleasurable piggesnye persuading.
The encyclopedic digressions of Anton on everything from Vermeer forgeries to the endangerment of the piping plover are juxtaposed with protracted tirades delivered by Miles Harnett on the twofold demise of the country of Newfoundland, first in 1934 and then in 1949.
3 2014 Massachusetts Wildlife magazine and thought I'd share the good news as well as give something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Piping plover nesting pairs have increased in number along the entire Eastern Seaboard (from 134 in 1986 to 650 in 2014 in Massachusetts alone).
The first of the three restoration plans was finalized in 2012 to restore threatened piping plover populations.
Haig has led international Piping Plover conservation efforts since 1984.
Proyecto "Sitios hermanos para la conservacion del Piping Plover y otras aves playeras en areas de reproduccion e hibernacion en Norteamerica".
Primary Succession at Vermilion Beach, Michigan May Challenge Piping Plover Habitat.