Wildlife advocates predict this summer time will carry one other document excessive variety of a uncommon species of fowl to Maine’s seashores.
The piping plover nests in Maine and is listed as threatened alongside the East Coast by federal authorities. Current indicators, nonetheless, are encouraging.
Simply 10 pairs of the birds had been present in Maine in 1981, the primary yr of monitoring. Final yr’s complete swelled to 125.
Laura Minich Zitske, coastal fowl program director for Maine Audubon, instructed the Portland Press Herald that this yr appears to be like prone to yield one other document excessive.
There are a pair thousand piping plover pair nests from North Carolina to jap Canada. They’re small shorebirds which are susceptible to predation from quite a few animals, together with bigger wild birds and feral cats.
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