torsdag 2 juni 2022

Wisconsin's Plover Population Soars

Wisconsin's Plover Population Soars

Wisconsin's piping plover population has boomed in recent years, thanks in part to work by local and federal agencies as well as private landowners and conservationists.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that the state's piping plover population has more than doubled since 2000, increasing from about 190 nesting pairs to 470 nesting pairs in 2018.

What is responsible for the resurgence of this small shorebird?

"A variety of factors have helped the Wisconsin plover population recover, including concurrent protection on both private and public lands, management activities on behalf of both state and federal agencies, and captive-rearing efforts that have increased the number of birds available to reestablish populations elsewhere," said DNR Secretary-designee Preston Cole.

The DNR credits the success to a variety of factors including: the acquisition and protection of important habitat; predator control efforts; managing disturbance at nests and chicks; beach grooming; restoration work; and coordination between agencies.

In addition to Wisconsin, piping plovers are also found in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia.

Plovers Band Together to Raise Chicks

A plover is a small, sparrow-sized bird that nests on beaches and sandbars. These birds are known for their unique behavioral trait of "forming a huddle" to protect their young from predators.

All around the world, plovers are working together to raise their chicks. In North America, the piping plover is a threatened species. To help protect these birds, volunteers have set up special "plover patrols" to watch over their nests and keep predators away.

In Australia, the fairy tern is also a threatened species. To help save these birds, volunteers have build artificial nesting platforms called "tern rafts". Tern rafts allow terns to nest in safety away from predators, and also provide a place for young terns to learn how to fly and hunt.

In Europe, the Kentish plover is an endangered species. To help save these birds, volunteers have been working hard to create new nesting habitat for them. One innovative project involves installing special "plover pods" near the water's edge. Plover pods are essentially beach umbrellas that provide shelter from the sun and wind, and also keep dogs and other predators away from the nests.

By coming together to protect their young, plovers are showing us that teamwork can make a difference!

Oregon Plovers on the Move

The white-headed plover is a small shorebird that breeds on the open tundra of Alaska. In winter, they migrate to coastal areas in California, Oregon, and Washington. In February 2018, over 500 white-headed plovers were counted at Steller's Bay in southeast Alaska – a new record high count for the species in that state.

In early March 2018, dozens of these plovers were spotted at Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. A few weeks later, more sightings were reported at Siletz Bay and Cape Foulweather. So far this spring, the white-headed plover seems to be favoring coastal areas in Oregon and Washington.

These birds are classified as "sensitive" by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), so it is important to give them plenty of space if you see them near the coast. The best way to see these elusive birds is to look for them from a distance – binoculars or a scope will come in handy!

If you are lucky enough to see some white-headed plovers this spring, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using #OregonPlovers.

Plovers: The Underdogs of the Bird World

Plovers are a group of birds that are often overlooked. They can be found in many parts of the world, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Despite their commonality, plovers are often misunderstood.

Most people know that plovers are shorebirds, but many don't know that they are actually related to pigeons and doves. Plovers have short legs, which allow them to run quickly on the beach as they search for food. They also have long, pointed wings which give them the ability to fly for long distances.

There are over 20 different species of plover, and each one has its own unique personality and habits. Some plovers are very aggressive when it comes to defending their territory, while others are more timid and prefer to stay away from humans.

When it comes to diet, plovers can be both carnivorous and herbivorous. Some species eat mostly small fish, while others prefer to eat insects or plant matter. Regardless of what they eat, plovers always take care to scavenge for food efficiently so as not to waste any valuable resources.

Plovers live in a wide variety of habitats, from sand dunes and beaches to marshes and riverbanks. They are well-adapted to living in harsh environments, and can tolerate both hot temperatures and cold weather equally well.

Despite their hardiness, plovers are often threatened by human activity. Development projects can lead to loss of habitat, while poachers can kill plovers for their feathers or meat. Climate change is also an increasing threat to this species.

Despite these challenges, plovers still manage to thrive in many parts of the world. They are an important part of the ecosystem, and play a crucial role in keeping our planet healthy. So the next time you see a plover on the beach or in the air, take a moment to appreciate this underappreciated bird!

How to Help Plovers Survive

This time of year, many of us enjoy watching the graceful movements of shorebirds as they forage for food on our beaches and in our wetlands. Among these birds are plovers, a group that includes several species of sandpipers, whose numbers are in decline.

There are several things we can do to help these birds survive and thrive. First, when visiting a beach or other site where plovers are present, be sure to keep your distance and avoid walking in their feeding areas. Also, please leash and clean up after your pets; dogs can scare plovers away from their food sources.

You can also help protect plovers by supporting laws and regulations that protect them and their habitat. In particular, please voice your support for measures that restrict development in coastal areas and promote responsible management of beaches and wetlands.

Thank you for helping to keep our plover friends safe!

tisdag 31 maj 2022

A plover has been spotted in a park in the city!

A plover has been spotted in a park in the city!

This is an exciting discovery for birdwatchers in the city! The plover is a small, pale shorebird that is usually found near the water's edge. It is rarely seen in inland areas, so this sighting is a real treat.

The plover was seen near the pond in the park. It was difficult to get a good look at the bird, as it was very shy and always on the move. However, it was definitely a plover and not some other type of bird.

This sighting provides a great opportunity for city residents to learn more about these interesting birds. There are several books and websites that provide information on plovers, so people can do their own research on these fascinating creatures.

City birdwatchers are already making plans to visit the park again to see if they can spot the plover again. If you're lucky, you might be able to see this beautiful bird too!

Are plovers the new penguins?

Scientists have been monitoring a group of plovers that has made its home on the ice at Cape Denison, Antarctica. The group of four plovers (or more) has been living there since 2011, when they were first spotted.

At first, scientists weren't sure whether the plovers were just passing through or if they had taken up residence. However, further study has revealed that the plovers are actually breeding on the ice!

This is surprising, as it is thought that plovers generally prefer warm environments. So what is making these birds choose to live in one of the harshest environments on Earth?

One possibility is that the plovers are being forced to adapt to changing conditions. As the Earth warms, Antarctica is slowly becoming less icy and more hospitable for plants and animals. It's possible that the plovers are taking advantage of this by establishing a permanent presence in Antarctica.

Another possibility is that the plovers are attracted to the high levels of nutrients in the water around Cape Denison. These nutrients are generated by melting glaciers and could be providing an important food source for the plovers.

Whatever the reason for their presence, it's clear that these plovers are making Antarctica their home. Scientists will continue to monitor them to see how they adapt to their new environment and what impact they have on local ecosystems.

Why are plovers endangered?

There are many reasons why plovers are endangered. One big reason is that they live in delicate habitats that can easily be destroyed. Their nests are often on the ground, and they need open areas to forage for food. Human development, pollution, and climate change can all impact their nesting and feeding grounds.

Plovers are also susceptible to becoming entangled in fishing gear and other man-made objects. They can also be hit by cars when crossing roads near their habitats.

Ultimately, it will take a concerted effort from everyone – including governments, conservationists, and everyday people – to help preserve and protect these beautiful birds.

Plover populations are on the rise!

According to a study recently published in the journal "Waterbirds," plover populations are on the rise! The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware and the United States Geological Survey, looked at data from over 1,600 surveys of plover populations conducted between 1966 and 2014. The results of the study showed that, overall, plover populations are increasing in abundance.

The greatest increases in abundance were seen in California and the Great Lakes region. In California, plover populations increased by a whopping 495%, while in the Great Lakes region, they increased by 234%. Coastal regions saw much smaller increases, with populations rising by only 9% on average.

What could be causing these increases? One possibility is that changes in land use have led to more favorable conditions for plovers. In particular, the spread of agricultural land has created more open habitats which plovers prefer. Changes in hunting regulations may also be playing a role; as plover numbers have increased, so too has hunting pressure on them decreased.

Whatever the cause may be, these findings are good news for plover populations! Hopefully this trend will continue and we can all help to ensure that these beautiful birds have a bright future.

What do plovers eat?

The diet of a plover depends on the species. Some plovers feed mainly on insects, while others eat mostly small fish. Some plovers also scavenge for food on the beach or in tidal pools.

Beachgoers Warned to Watch for Protective Plovers

Beachgoers Warned to Watch for Protective Plovers

To ensure the plovers nesting at the beach can hatch their eggs undisturbed, signage has been erected and beachgoers are being asked to keep their distance.

The piping plover is a small shorebird that can be found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. In Maine, they are a common sight on beaches during the summer months. This year, however, there is a large population of piping plovers nesting on Scarborough Beach.

In order to protect these nests, the Town of Scarborough has put up signage asking people to keep their distance from the plovers and their nests. The birds can be easily disturbed by people walking too close or stepping on their eggs, so it is important for beachgoers to heed the warning and give these little birds some space.

If you are planning on spending time at Scarborough Beach this summer, please be sure to watch for the signs and stay away from any areas where piping plovers are nesting. Thanks for your help in keeping these chicks safe!

Plover Population Rebounding Along the Coast

The plover population is rebounding along the coast, according to a recent study by the American Bird Conservancy.

The study found that the number of piping plovers and semipalmated plovers has increased in recent years, thanks to improved conservation efforts. " The resurgence of these species is something we can all celebrate," said ABC President David O'Neill.

Piping plovers are small shorebirds that nest on beaches and dunes, while semipalmated plovers are medium-sized shorebirds that also nest on beaches. Both species have suffered steep population declines in recent decades, largely due to habitat loss and human disturbance.

The ABC report found that the number of piping plovers has increased from about 2,500 in 2000 to more than 9,500 today. The number of semipalmated plovers has increased from about 12,000 to more than 25,000 over the same period.

Conservationists credit the rebound to a variety of factors, including creation or restoration of nesting habitat, fencing off nests from harassment by humans and predators, and education and outreach programs aimed at reducing human disturbance.

"It's a real success story," said Andrew Farnsworth, a research scientist with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology who was not involved in the study. "We're seeing these populations come back not just in a few areas but all along their range."

Beachgoers Encouraged to Learn about Shorebirds

As temperatures rise and summer draws nearer, Marylanders flock to the state's beaches in droves. Many come for the sun and surf, but many also come to see the area's diverse bird life. The Chesapeake Bay is home to more than 300 different bird species, including several shorebird species that can only be found in this region.

Each spring, as the water warms up, thousands of shorebirds migrate to the Chesapeake Bay from their wintering grounds in Central and South America. These birds can be seen at various points along the bay's coastline, but some of the best viewing spots are at Sandy Point State Park, North Beach in Calvert County, and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Shorebirds are an important part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. They help keep the beach clean by feeding on insects and other small prey, and they also play an important role in coastal ecology by scavenging for food scraps and acting as prey for larger birds and mammals.

Most people enjoy watching shorebirds without knowing anything about them, but if you take a little time to learn about these fascinating creatures, you can appreciate them even more. Here are a few things to know about Maryland's shorebirds:

  • Shorebirds can be divided into two groups: waders and gulls. Waders have long legs that allow them to walk through wetlands and shallow water, while gulls are able to fly over both land and water.

  • The most common shorebird in Maryland is the American black duck. Other common species include sandpipers, plovers, avocets, egrets, herons, and pelicans.

  • Shorebirds typically eat small invertebrates like insects, crustaceans, and mollusks, but they will also eat seeds and berries when they can find them.

  • Shorebirds nest on the ground near water bodies like rivers, lakes, marshes, and beaches. They usually lay between four and six eggs per clutch.

  • Shorebirds are particularly vulnerable to habitat loss and degradation. Wetlands have been disappearing at an alarming rate in recent years due to development and other human activities, which has led to a decline in many shorebird populations.

If you enjoy watching shorebirds at your local beach or wildlife refuge this summer, please take some time to learn about these amazing creatures. Not only will you have a better understanding of what you're seeing, but you'll also be doing your part to help protect these birds for future generations.

Group Works to Restore Plover Habitat in Bay Area

The River Plover is a small shorebird that was once common in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population has declined sharply in recent years, however, and the bird is now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

In an effort to help restore the River Plover population, a group of local conservation organizations has banded together to create the Bay Area Shorebird Habitat Restoration Initiative. Their goal is to improve the quality and availability of habitat for plovers and other shorebirds in the region.

One of the main goals of the initiative is to increase public awareness of the plight of the River Plover and other coastal birds. In order to do this, they are working with local communities and businesses to identify and address factors that are harming these birds' habitats.

Some of the things they are doing include restoring creek banks, removing invasive plants, and creating salt marsh habitat. They are also working with landowners to create or improve nesting areas for plovers and other shorebirds.

The Bay Area Shorebird Habitat Restoration Initiative is a great example of how local communities can work together to protect vulnerable wildlife species. By working together, they have been able to make significant progress in restoring habitat for River Plovers and other coastal birds in the Bay Area.

Local Residents Asked to Help Protect Endangered Plovers

The piping plover is a federally-protected bird that nests and feeds on the Cumberland County coast. These small, brown birds are in danger of becoming extinct and need our help to survive.

One way that members of the community can help protect these endangered plovers is by keeping their dogs on leashes when walking near the coast. Dogs can disturb the plovers' nests and cause them to abandon their eggs or chicks.

In addition to keeping dogs on leash, locals are also asked to avoid walking on the beaches where the plovers nest and to keep noise levels down. By following these guidelines, we can all do our part in helping to protect these beautiful birds.

onsdag 18 maj 2022

Community Comes Together to Save Plover Population

Community Comes Together to Save Plover Population

The local plover population is in trouble and the community has come together to try and save them.

Plovers are a small, white bird that can be found near water. They are common in North America and can be seen in many places around the country.

In recent years, the population of plovers has been in decline. One reason for this decline is thought to be habitat loss. Plovers need wet areas with shallow water in which to nest and raise their young. As development has encroached on their natural habitats, the plovers have been forced to find new places to live, often away from water. This makes it more difficult for them to find food and raises the risk of them being hit by cars.

Another factor that may be contributing to the decline of plover populations is climate change. Warmer weather may lead to earlier springs and later falls, which can disrupt the birds' breeding cycles. Additionally, changes in precipitation patterns could mean that there is less available food for plovers during certain times of year.

Luckily, there are people who care about the plovers and are doing what they can to help them survive. In many communities, volunteers have set up nests boxes near wetlands so that the plovers have a place to lay their eggs. Others have created fences around important nesting areas to keep predators away or put up signs warning people not to disturb the birds.

It will take concerted effort from all members of the community – residents, businesses, local governments – to protect these beautiful birds and help them thrive once again.

City Officials Join Efforts to Save Local Plover Population

City officials have announced a new partnership with a local environmental group in an effort to save the area's dwindling plover population. The new initiative, which includes habitat restoration and public education, aims to help preserve the birds, which have been in decline for several years.

The plover is a small, shorebird that is native to the Great Lakes region. They are classified as a threatened species in both Michigan and Ohio, and their numbers have been declining for several reasons, including loss of habitat and hunting.

In order to help address this issue, the city has partnered with the local environmental group "Save Our Shorebirds" to launch a new initiative called "Plover Partners." This program will include habitat restoration work along local waterways, as well as public education efforts to raise awareness about the importance of preserving these birds.

City officials say that they are committed to working with Save Our Shorebirds to help protect the plover population in our area. "The plover is an important part of our natural heritage, and we need to do everything we can to safeguard them," said Jane Doe, Director of Environmental Affairs. "We're excited about this new partnership with Save Our Shorebirds, and we look forward to working together to restore habitat and raise awareness about these beautiful birds."

Residents Band Together to Help Save the Plovers

On a warm, sunny day in late spring, the piping plovers are out in full force. These small, sand-colored birds with black bands on their legs can be seen darting around on the beach, searching for food. But as the days grow hotter and the summer sun sets in, the plovers start to disappear — until they're finally spotted again in early fall.

What's happening to all those plovers during the summer?

For one, the resident plovers band together to help protect the new arrivals. "The adults that are here year-round help to show the young ones where to find food and where to nest," said Jennie enjoyed Jennie Bader, coordinator of outreach and communications at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

In addition to their strong family ties, the plovers also benefit from tight-knit communities of birders and residents who are committed to helping preserve these endangered birds. "We have a lot of people here who love nature and they love birds, so they're always keeping an eye out for things that are unusual or different," said Bader.

This summer marked an important milestone for the piping plover populations in both Hampton Beach, NH and Ogunquit Beach, ME: consecutive losses of only two chicks each rather than last year's five-and-six chick losses respectively. While this is still not great news, it does indicate that local conservation efforts (including erecting fences around known nests to keep off predators) are making a difference for these threatened seabirds.

If you're lucky enough to spot a piping plover on your next visit to New England's beaches, be sure to keep your distance and respect their space!

city officials and residents join together to help the plovers

The piping plover is a small, sparrow-sized shorebird that breeds on coastal beaches and marshes from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. In the fall and winter, they migrate south to Florida, the Caribbean, and South America.

Despite its small size, the piping plover is a federally threatened species due to habitat loss and nest disturbance. In fact, in many areas they are considered endangered.

One such area is Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, dozens of piping plovers call Daytona's white sand beaches their home for the winter. Unfortunately, development and heavy human use of the beach threatens these tiny birds.

In an effort to help protect these fragile creatures, Daytona Beach city officials have partnered with local residents to create a "Plover Zone" on the beach. The zone spans from the south end of Main Street up to Granada Boulevard and includes a segment of beach that is typically closed to dogs during nesting season.

Signs have been posted notifying beachgoers of the plover zone, and fines will be levied against those who do not comply. City officials are also asking residents and visitors to keep a watch out for piping plovers and to report any sightings or disturbances.

So far, the efforts seem to be working; in January 2019 there were 11 active nests on Daytona Beach, compared to just 5 nests at this time last year.

The city of Daytona Beach is not alone in its efforts to protect the piping plover; other communities along their migratory route are also working hard to ensure their survival. It's heartening to see so many people come together for such a small bird; hopefully their numbers will continue to rebound thanks to our help!

residents help city officials save the plover population

Residents in the city of [city name] have come together to help officials protect the plover population. The small, white birds can often be seen near the shoreline, and their population has been in decline in recent years.

Officials believe that one of the reasons for the decline is the increased amount of development near the shoreline. Residents have been working to help officials create a protected area for the plovers, and they have also been monitoring the birds to make sure they are safe.

So far, the efforts of the residents have been successful. The plover population has started to increase again, and officials believe that they will continue to thrive with the help of the residents.

tisdag 17 maj 2022

Endangered Plover population on the rise!

Endangered Plover population on the rise!

For the past several years, the population of endangered plovers has been on the decline. However, recent reports show that their numbers are on the rise again!

This is great news for these beautiful little birds, who are vital to healthy coastal ecosystems. Plovers are an indicator species, meaning that they serve as a barometer for the health of their ecosystem. When their populations decline, it is often a sign that something is wrong in that area.

The resurgence of plover populations is thanks to many factors, including conservation efforts and changing environmental conditions. For instance, many plover habitats have been restored or improved in recent years.

With their numbers on the rise once again, it is more important than ever to protect these precious birds! Anyone who loves the coast and enjoys its incredible beauty should do what they can to help safeguard these animals for future generations.

Plover chicks hatch in record numbers!

For the first time in six years, the plover population has exploded. This is great news for the endangered bird, as it means they have a better chance of survival. The chicks are now hatching in record numbers, and scientists are hopeful that this success will continue in the future.

The plover is a small, brown bird that can be found on beaches all over the world. They are a threatened species, and their populations have been in decline for decades. In recent years, scientists have been working hard to protect them and help them thrive.

One of the main reasons for the population explosion is the new reserve established in Northumberland. This protected area provides a safe haven for the birds, and helps to keep predators away. It is also helping to increase the amount of food available for them.

Another reason for the population growth is changing weather patterns. Due to global warming, there has been an increase in prey species such as sand eels and beetles. This has led to more chicks being born and surviving to adulthood.

The plover chicks are a joy to behold, and it is great news that their numbers are on the rise. Let's hope that this trend continues, and that we can all help to protect these beautiful birds!

Mysterious plover deaths solved!

For years, the cause of death for dozens of plovers on the California coast remained a mystery. But a recent study by researchers at UC Davis has finally revealed what killed them: domoic acid poisoning.

Domoic acid is produced by algal blooms, and can be harmful or even deadly to aquatic life and people who consume affected seafood. The toxin can cause seizures, memory loss, and even death.

The researchers used necropsies and chemical analysis to determine that the plovers died from exposure to domoic acid. They also found that the toxin was present in the birds' tissues and organs, as well as in the water and sediment where they lived.

This study provides valuable information about the dangers posed by algal blooms and its associated toxins. It is important to know which areas are at risk for harmful algal blooms so that people can take precautions when recreating or fishing in those areas.

Plovers spotted on new endangered species list!

The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) has announced that the piping plover is now an endangered species. The decision came after a comprehensive review of factors including loss of habitat, changes in climate and predation.

The piping plover is a small, sand-colored shorebird that breeds in coastal areas from Massachusetts to Alaska. The birds rely on beaches and coastal marshes for nesting and feeding, making them particularly vulnerable to human development and climate change. In recent years, there has been a significant decline in piping plover populations, with only about 4,500 birds remaining in the wild.

"This is an important step in ensuring the future of the piping plover," said Dr. Geoff LeBaron, director of bird conservation at Audubon. "The listing will help us better understand and protect this bird's critical habitat."

The new designation means that federal agencies must now consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service before taking any action that could jeopardize the survival of the species. It also opens up new opportunities for funding and research on ways to improve the plovers' conservation status.

"We are committed to working with our partners to protect this iconic bird," said Gary Frazer, assistant director for endangered species at the Fish and Wildlife Service. "We will continue to implement voluntary measures to help conserve the piping plover, as well as work with landowners and other interested parties to maintain vital nesting habitats."

Conservation efforts pay off, plovers thrive!

For years, conservationists have worked tirelessly to protect the piping plover population. And it seems their efforts have paid off, as the latest population estimates show a significant increase in the number of these charismatic little beach-dwellers!

The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small shorebird that breeds in coastal areas from Newfoundland to North Carolina. This species has suffered significant declines in recent decades, primarily due to habitat loss and human disturbance. In an effort to halt this decline, many organizations have implemented conservation measures such as protected nesting areas, education programs, and beach- closures during breeding season.

The latest population estimate for piping plovers is 2,843 individuals, which is a 3% increase from the previous year. This increase is especially encouraging given that the population had been declining for many years prior to the initiation of conservation measures.

There are several factors that could be contributing to the resurgence of the piping plover population. One possibility is that the conservation measures are starting to pay off; by protecting important nesting areas and restricting access during sensitive times, we are giving these birds a chance to rebound. Another possibility is that climate change is altering the environment in favor of the plovers; specifically, warming temperatures may be creating more favorable conditions for nesting and survival.

Whatever the reason may be, it's clear that concerted conservation efforts can make a real difference for threatened species populations. The success of the piping plover provides hope for other species that are facing similar challenges, and underscores the importance of protecting our natural heritage.

söndag 15 maj 2022

Kept your feet warm this winter with some plover!

Kept your feet warm this winter with some plover!

The cold weather is finally making its way out of our region and, just in time, so are all of the pesky winter colds! As we prepare for days full of sun and outdoor fun, we also need to make sure that our wardrobes are updated for the season. While some items, like a light jacket or rain boots, are always a must-have item for springtime in Oregon, there's one accessory you may not have considered adding to your wardrobe – and that's a pair of plover!

What are plover, you ask? Plover are shoes that have been specifically designed to keep your feet warm during the colder months. And trust us when we say – they work like a charm! Not only do they provide insulation and warmth against the cold ground or pavement but they're also waterproof so you don't have to worry about wet feet ruining your day.

If you're on the hunt for a new pair of shoes to get you through the rest of winter – and well into spring – then be sure to check out plover! Available in both men's and women's styles, these shoes are sure to keep your feet happy – even on the chilliest days.

Rare plover spotted in local nature reserve!

The local nature reserve is abuzz with excitement as a rare plover has been spotted on the premises! This beautiful bird is usually seen near the ocean, so it's a real treat for residents to be able to see it up close.

The plover is a small, sand-colored bird that feeds on insects and other invertebrates. It has a black band across its chest and a black bill with a yellow tip. These striking features make it easy to identify, even from a distance.

Plovers are excellent flyers and can keep up with the fastest joggers. They are also strong swimmers, and can often be seen paddling about in shallow water or wading in the surf.

This plover was first spotted by Gary Daley, who was out for a morning jog at the nature reserve. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this little bird running along the path ahead of me," he said. "It's such a beautiful sight."

Gary was able to snap some pictures of the plover before it flew away. He was excited to share his discovery with his friends and family, and everyone is looking forward to seeing the plover again soon.

Plover chick successfully hatch at nature reserve!

A plover chick has successfully hatched at a nature reserve in the UK, in what is being hailed as a "great achievement" for the endangered species.

The chick was born at RSPB Frampton Marsh in Lincolnshire earlier this month, and is the first to be hatched at the reserve in over a decade.

RSPB spokesman Matt Shardlow said: "This is a great achievement - to have bred a plover chick at Frampton Marsh for the first time in over 10 years is fantastic news."

There are currently only around 600 breeding pairs of plovers in the UK, so any success in increasing their numbers is very welcome.

The chicks will stay with their parents for around four weeks before venturing out on their own.

Enjoyed a delicious plover stew?

There's a good chance that the plover you feasted on was illegally hunted and killed.

According to research conducted by the University of Utah, as much as 75% of the plovers killed in the US are taken illegally. This means that either the hunter broke the law when they killed the bird, or they purchased it from someone who did.

Illegal hunting is a serious issue. Not only does it deprive us of a natural resource, but it can also have serious consequences for local ecosystems. In some cases, it can even lead to the extinction of species.

Fortunately, there are things we can all do to help combat this problem. If you're interested in helping protect America's plovers, here are a few tips:

  1. Get involved with local conservation groups. These organizations are often working on projects to help protect local wildlife populations. They need volunteers to help with everything from fundraising to habitat restoration.

  2. Educate yourself about your local bird species. By learning more about these birds, you'll be better equipped to identify them and report any poaching incidents you may see.

  3. Report any poaching incidents you witness to your local authorities. This includes hunting violations, as well as selling or buying protected birds or their parts.

  4. Advocate for stronger penalties for those convicted of poaching violations. Poachers frequently get off with minimal penalties, which only encourages more poaching activity.

Think you can tell the difference between a plover and a sandpiper?

Take this quiz to find out!

  1. What is the primary difference between a plover and a sandpiper?

A plover typically has a thicker bill than a sandpiper. Plovers also tend to be larger in size than sandpipers.

fredag 13 maj 2022

Beachgoers Warned to Steer Clear of Threatening Plovers

Beachgoers Warned to Steer Clear of Threatening Plovers

Today's beachgoers have been warned to avoid a threatened species of plover that can be aggressive and territorial.

The American public has been alerted to the presence of piping plovers on many beaches in the Northeast, as well as parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Florida. The small shorebirds, which are nationally listed as a "threatened species", are easily identifiable by their black bands and orange markings on their heads.

While they may appear to be cute and harmless, piping plovers can actually be quite fierce when defending their nests or young. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), these birds have been known to attack people who get too close, often pecking them on the head or neck. In some cases, they have even caused injuries that required medical attention.

As a result, officials are urging beachgoers to give these birds a wide berth, especially if they see signs of nesting activity. It is also advisable not to bring pets to areas where piping plovers are present, as they may disturb or harass the birds.

For more information on piping plovers and how to help protect them, visit the FWS website at [link].

Piping Plovers: Threatened Shorebirds on Beaches Across America

Plover Population on the Rise Thanks to Conservation Measures

Good news for plover enthusiasts everywhere – the population of these small shorebirds is on the rise! A recent study published in the journal "Science" shows that plover numbers are up, thanks in part to conservation measures that have been put into place in recent years.

The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers from around the world, looked at data from more than 1,500 plover populations worldwide. The results showed that the overall population of plovers has increased by almost 30% since 1985.

Why are plovers doing so well? One of the main reasons is that conservation measures have been put into place in many areas where they live. These measures include things like protected areas, predator control programs, and beach management initiatives.

Another reason for the population increase is that plovers are able to adapt very well to different environments. They can live in a variety of habitats, from open fields to coastal wetlands. And they can also survive in a wide range of climates, from temperate regions to arid deserts.

So what does this mean for the future of plovers? It looks like their population is going to continue to grow, which is great news for these beautiful birds!

Plover Chick Hatches on North Carolina Beach

A plover chick has hatched on a beach in North Carolina, delighting beachgoers and scientists alike. The bird is the first of its kind to hatch in the state in over 100 years.

The plover chick was spotted by a local resident on Bald Head Island, located just south of Wilmington. Officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission say the sighting is a major victory for the endangered species.

"This is really great news," said Chris Baddour, a biologist with the commission. "We've been working hard to protect this species for years, and it looks like our efforts are starting to pay off."

The plover chick is one of only 100 or so that are known to exist in North Carolina. The birds were once common in the state, but their numbers have dwindled in recent decades due to habitat loss and other factors.

In order to protect the plover chicks, officials have been working with local residents to restrict access to nesting areas and using drones to monitor the birds' movements. They hope that by taking these measures, they can help keep the chicks safe and boost their populations.

The hatching of the plover chick is exciting news for conservationists, and it provides hope for the future of this endangered species.

Tourists Flock to See Baby Plovers at Florida Shore

For a brief time each year, a small stretch of beach in northwest Florida becomes a popular tourist destination as hordes of people come to see endangered baby plovers. The tiny shorebirds can usually be found near the water's edge, where they forage for food or rest in the sand.

The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small, ground-nesting bird that is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In the past, their population has declined due to habitat loss, predation, and interference by humans. However, recent conservation efforts have helped to stabilize their numbers and they are now beginning to make a comeback.

Each spring and summer, many piping plovers return to nesting beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In late February or early March, the first of these fledglings start to appear along the shoreline. By early May, there may be several hundred of them running around and begging for food from their parents.

The best place to see these adorable little birds is at Fort DeSoto Park near St. Petersburg. The park has a designated "piping plover viewing area" where you can watch them from a distance without disturbing them. There are also some excellent birding trails here where you can see other species of shorebirds, as well as bald eagles and ospreys.

If you happen to be in northwest Florida during peak piping plover season, don't miss your chance to see these beautiful birds up close!

Watch Out for These Threatened Birds While Vacationing at the Beach

Do you love spending time at the beach but are worried about harming local wildlife? You don't have to worry! There are plenty of threatened birds that call the beach home that you can watch out for while enjoying your time in the sun and sand.

Here are a few of the most common threatened birds you might encounter while vacationing at the beach:

The piping plover is a small, sparrow-like bird that is commonly found on coastal beaches. These birds are considered a threatened species due to their declining population, so it is important to watch out for them and avoid disturbing their nests.

The least tern is a small, white seabird that is also commonly found on coastal beaches. These birds are also considered a threatened species, and can be easily disturbed by visiting humans. Be sure to keep your distance and enjoy them from afar.

The American bald eagle is one of the most iconic symbols of America, and it is also one of our country's most threatened species of bird. These majestic creatures can often be found near large bodies of water, such as rivers and lakes, but they are also increasingly finding their homes in coastal habitats. As with many other threatened species, please respect their space and do not disturb them unnecessarily.

The California brown pelican is another iconic symbol of America's West Coast, and these large birds can often be seen soaring above the surfline. Unfortunately, brown pelicans are currently listed as an endangered species due to loss of habitat and fishing gear entanglement. Please do your part to help protect these beautiful creatures by keeping a respectful distance and not disrupting their natural behavior.

torsdag 12 maj 2022

Beachgoers warned to watch out for piping plovers

Beachgoers warned to watch out for piping plovers

The piping plover is a small, sparrow-sized bird that can be found on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America. These birds are well known for their beautiful plumage and for their unique mating habits.

What many people may not know, however, is that the piping plover is also a threatened species. In recent years, their numbers have been declining due to a number of factors, including beach development and climate change.

As a result, the piping plover is now considered to be a "threatened species" by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This means that it is illegal to kill, harass, or disturb these birds in any way.

Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Service issued a warning to beachgoers in South Carolina, urging them to watch out for piping plovers while they are enjoying the coastline. The agency has also placed signs along affected beaches, warning people about the birds' presence.

So if you're planning on visiting one of these beaches anytime soon, please be sure to heed these warnings and watch out for our little feathered friends!

Piping plovers spotted at new beach location

After a long winter, piping plovers have finally been spotted at their new beach location. The relocation of the plovers has been much anticipated by bird enthusiasts and conservationists alike.

Piping plovers are a threatened species of shorebird that was once found in large numbers on many of the east coast's beaches. However, their population has declined significantly in recent years due to habitat loss and predation. In an effort to help conserve this species, several organizations teamed up to relocate some of the remaining piping plovers to a new beach location.

The new beach is located about an hour north of the original site and features wide expanses of sand dunes and wetlands. It's also far less developed than the original beach, which should provide the plovers with much needed protection from potential threats.

So far, it seems as though the relocation has been successful. Numerous piping plovers have been spotted at the new location, including several nests! This is great news for the future of this species and we can only hope that they will be able to thrive at their new home.

Plover population increasing thanks to conservation efforts

The population of plovers is increasing due to conservation efforts, a new study has found.

The study, published in the journal Science, used data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey to examine how the population of 24 species of plover has changed over time.

The researchers found that 21 of the 24 species have seen an increase in population size since 1966. The biggest increases were seen in the snowy plover and piping plover, both of which are threatened species.

The authors say that the increase in population size is due to a number of factors, including increased awareness and funding for conservation efforts, as well as legislation that has helped to protect these birds.

"Historically, many people didn't even know what a plover was," said lead author Kenneth Wilson. "Now there is more widespread public support for their conservation."

Wilson added that the success of conservation efforts for plovers shows that it is possible to turn around the fortunes of endangered species.

The researchers note that some species of plover are still declining, but they say that this can be addressed through further conservation efforts.

Piping plover chick hatches on the Cape

Cape Cod, MA - A piping plover chick hatched on the Cape this week and biologists are monitoring the progress of the endangered shorebirds.

The small, sand-colored chick was spotted near Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and is one of only about 100 nesting pairs of piping plovers in Massachusetts.

Biologists say the chicks generally hatch in late May or early June and spend about six weeks rearing their young before they fledge.

The chicks are vulnerable to predators such as crows, gulls, foxes, and raccoons, so biologists take steps to protect them such as fencing off the nests and scaring away predators.

"It's great to see a piping plover chick hatch on the Cape," said biologist John Higgins. "These birds are important members of our coastal ecosystem and we're doing everything we can to help them thrive."

International Plover Day celebrates these beautiful birds

International Plover Day is a time to celebrate the beauty of these birds and their importance to coastal ecosystems.

There are many different kinds of plovers, but they all share some common traits. They are small, typically measuring less than 18 inches in length, and they have thin, pointed bills and black legs. They vary in coloration, but most are gray or brown with black markings.

Plovers are unique among shorebirds because they nest on the ground. The eggs and chicks are well camouflaged, making them difficult for predators to find. Plovers also protect their young by leading predators away from the nest site.

These birds are important members of coastal ecosystems. They feed on small invertebrates such as crabs, mussels, and sand fleas, which helps to keep these populations in check. They also help to distribute seeds from plants along the coast, creating new habitats for other species.

International Plover Day is a time to appreciate these beautiful birds and the important role they play in our coastal ecosystems.

onsdag 11 maj 2022

Snowy Plover Spotted on Local Beach

Snowy Plover Spotted on Local Beach

Recently, a Snowy Plover was spotted on the beach near the small town of █████████. This is a rare sighting, as the bird is usually found along coastal areas.

The Snowy Plover is a small shorebird that is typically white or light grey in color. It has a black band running across its chest and a long, thin bill. These birds can be found in coastal areas throughout North America, South America, and Australia.

In most cases, the Snowy Plover prefers to stay near the water's edge where there is sand or gravel to nest in. However, during the winter months they may be found inland near agricultural areas or golf courses.

The birds feed on insects, worms, and other small creatures that they find on the ground. They are known for their agile flying abilities and can often be seen running along the beach as they hunt for prey.

Due to their limited range and vulnerability to predators, the Snowy Plover is considered to be a species of conservation concern. There are several programs in place throughout North America to help protect these birds and their habitat.

Plovers Threatened by Development

The piping plover is a small shorebird that is being threatened by development. The population of the piping plover has decreased by more than 50% in the past few decades, and they are now listed as a endangered species.

One of the main threats to the piping plover is development. Shorelines are being developed at an alarming rate, which is depriving the plovers of their nesting habitat. In addition, roads and vehicles are also a major threat to the plovers. Plovers are often hit by cars when they are crossing roads, and many eggs and chicks are killed by traffic.

Other threats to the piping plover include coastal erosion, wind turbines, and predation by raccoons, skunks, and other predators.

Despite all of these threats, there are things that we can do to help protect the piping plover. One important thing is to avoid disturbing them while they are nesting. If you see a nest, please keep your distance and do not disturb the birds. You can also help to protect shorelines from development, and make sure to drive carefully near coastal areas where plovers may be present.

With continued effort, we can help protect this beautiful bird and ensure that they continue to thrive for years to come.

Warm Weather Brings Out Plovers

As the weather continues to warm up, the plovers are coming out in full force. This small, brown bird is mostly found near water, and can be identified by its black band across the chest.

Plovers typically migrate north in the spring, but because of the mild winter we've been having, they're sticking around a little longer this year. In fact, you can find them at local parks and nature preserves all over town.

Their presence is a sure sign that spring has arrived, and while they may not be the most exciting birds to watch, they're certainly one of the prettiest. So if you get a chance, take some time to go out and see them for yourself!

Plover Population on the Rise

For the first time in over a decade, the plover population is on the rise. Biologists say this uptick is due to well-managed conservation measures and changing agricultural practices.

Plovers are a medium-sized shorebird that feeds by probing in mud or sand for small invertebrates. They are easily identifiable by their black and white plumage, long beaks, and distinctive call. In the early 1900s, plover populations were in decline due to overhunting and loss of habitat. In response, several agencies established management programs to protect these birds.

The results of these efforts are evident today. According to the North American Breeding Bird Survey, the plover population has increased by 108% since 1998. This increase is largely attributed to changes in agricultural practices. For example, farmers are now using less tillage which reduces erosion and creates more hospitable nesting habitats.

Conservationists remain hopeful that these positive trends will continue in the years ahead. With continued cooperation from landowners and farmers, the plover population should continue to grow.

Protecting Plovers: What You Can Do

As the spring season nears, many people are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. For many, this includes spending time at the beach enjoying the sun and sand. But before you head to the coastline, take a moment to learn about a special bird that requires your help: the plover.

These small shorebirds can be found in coastal areas all over the world. They're easily identified by their black legs and striking white bellies. Plovers are important members of coastal ecosystems, feeding on insects and other invertebrates. They also help control populations of beach-damaging pests.

Unfortunately, plovers are increasingly threatened by development, climate change, and human disturbance. In North America, many plover populations are in decline, and several species are now listed as endangered or threatened.

What can you do to help protect these amazing birds? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Learn to identify plovers so that you can report any sightings (or potential threats) to local conservationists.

  • Always keep dogs on leashes when walking on beaches where plovers nest or feed. Dogs can disturb birds and lead to nest failures or chicks being killed.

  • Refrain from touching or picking up chicks, even if they appear to be orphaned. Chicks that have been handled by humans often die from imprinting, which makes it difficult for them to survive in the wild. If you see an orphaned chick, contact a local conservationist for assistance.

  • Be mindful of your behavior around nesting areas – avoid loud noises or activities that could scare away adults or disturb chicks.

  • Support habitat conservation projects in your area that benefit plovers and other coastal wildlife.

By taking these simple steps, you can help protect vulnerable plover populations and ensure that these beautiful birds continue to thrive along our coastlines.

måndag 9 maj 2022

Proud mothers of plover chicks celebrated on nesting beaches

Proud mothers of plover chicks celebrated on nesting beaches

In the United States and Canada, many people take part in a tradition called 'hatching season' each spring. This is the time of year when people watch and celebrate the growth of baby birds, specifically plover chicks.

Plovers are small shorebirds that nest in sandy areas near water. Male and female plovers work together to build a nest and incubate eggs. After hatching, both parents continue to care for their chicks until they are ready to fledge, or leave the nest.

Nesting beaches are important to plovers and other shorebird species. These birds rely on undisturbed beach habitats to raise their young. Unfortunately, several factors such as habitat loss, predation, and human disturbance can threaten plover populations.

This is why it is so important to celebrate hatchling season each year! People from all over come together to help protect these special birds. They do this by observing nesting sites from a distance, keeping dogs on leashes, and cleaning up trash left behind by beachgoers.

As you can see, there are many ways for everyone to help protect plover nests during hatchling season. So be sure to spread the word and enjoy watching these beautiful birds grow!

Help protect endangered plovers during their nesting season

The piping plover is a small shorebird that nests on sandy beaches in coastal regions of North America. Unfortunately, their population has been in decline for many years and is now considered to be an endangered species. During their nesting season, it is critical that people do what they can to help protect these birds from potential dangers.

One of the main ways that people can help protect piping plovers during their nesting season is by staying away from beaches where they are present. It is important not to disturb or harass the birds, as this can cause them to abandon their nests prematurely. In addition, people should refrain from bringing or allowing dogs onto beaches where piping plovers are nesting, as dogs can easily scare or disturb the birds.

Another way that people can help protect piping plovers during their nesting season is by making sure to clean up any trash or debris that may be on the beach. Trash and debris can easily kill or injure chicks and adults, so it is important to properly dispose of any litter that may be present.

By following these simple tips, we can all do our part in helping to protect endangered piping plovers during their nesting season.

Plover populations increasing thanks to conservation efforts

Plover populations around the world have seen a resurgence in recent years, thanks in part to concerted conservation efforts. In some cases, populations of threatened plover species have doubled or even tripled in size.

The near-threatened piping plover, for example, has seen its population rebound from just over 10,000 birds in 1990 to more than 23,000 birds by 2015. Similarly, the endangered American oystercatcher has increased its population from about 2,500 individuals in the early 1990s to more than 5,600 individuals as of 2015.

What's behind this resurgence? The main factor is increasing awareness and appreciation for these iconic shorebirds. Conservationists and land managers have also stepped up their efforts to protect plover habitats and create opportunities for the birds to nest and feed.

For example, many coastal communities are now working to keep beaches clean and free of predators like gulls and foxes. Habitat restoration projects are also helping to create more suitable nesting and feeding grounds for plovers.

The plover comeback is good news for these beautiful birds – and for the many people who love to see them along our coasts and waterways.

Plovers lay eggs early in the year, earlier than most other shorebirds

The piping plover is a small shorebird that breeds in coastal areas of the United States and Canada. They are one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, usually laying their eggs in late March or early April.

In contrast, other shorebird species typically don't lay their eggs until May or June. For example, the American black duck lays its eggs in late May or early June, while the common loon doesn't lay its eggs until late June or early July.

The early nesting behavior of piping plovers helps them avoid predation by predators like foxes and raccoons, which are more active during later months. It also allows them to take advantage of the summertime food resources that are available near their breeding grounds.

Plovers are an important part of our coastal ecosystem

They are known for their gentle nature and beautiful call.

Plovers are threatened by development, predators, and disturbance.

The piping plover is a small shorebird that is found on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America. They are about 8-10 inches in length and have a wingspan of 18-20 inches. Plovers are best known for their gentle nature and beautiful call. There are two species of plover that occur in North America, the piping plover and the American golden plover. The piping plover is a federally listed threatened species and the American golden plover is a state listed threatened species.

Piping plovers nest on beaches and shorelines in well-vegetated areas. They lay two to four eggs in a shallow nest that is scraped out on the ground. The eggs are incubated by both parents for 22-27 days. The chicks are able to leave the nest within a day or two of hatching, but they stay near the parents until they can fly which is about four weeks later.

Piping plovers are threatened by development, predation, and disturbance. Development activities such as beach sand mining, construction, and recreation can disturb or destroy nests and kill chicks or adults. Dogs running off leash can also kill piping plovers. Predation by gulls, crows, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes can also cause nest failure or kill chicks or adults.

lördag 7 maj 2022

Why are plovers disappearing?

Why are plovers disappearing?

In the United States, the common plover is a threatened species. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most significant is that they're losing their habitat. Human development is taking over their nesting grounds, and as a result, plovers are disappearing at an alarming rate.

One of the most important things we can do to help these birds is to create habitats where they can thrive. This means preserving open spaces and creating nesting areas that are safe from disturbance. Plovers need wide open areas to run and hunt, so it's important to maintain coastal beaches and meadows as well.

It's also crucial that we keep our environments clean. Pollution is a major threat to plovers and other animals. If we don't take steps to reduce our impact on the environment, plovers will continue to disappear at an alarming rate.

We can all make a difference by doing our part to protect our planet. It may seem like a daunting task, but every little bit helps. If we all work together, we can make sure that the common plover remains a part of our landscape for years to come.

Plover populations in decline

The plover is a small, sparrow-sized bird that is easily recognizable by its black and white plumage. These birds are usually found near water, and can be seen either wading in the shallows or perched on a nearby rock. Plovers are migratory, and so can be found in different parts of the world at different times of the year.

Unfortunately, plover populations around the world are in decline. There are several reasons for this, but one of the biggest is human development. Plovers need open spaces to forage and nest, but with more and more land being used for housing and other human activities, there is less and less available space for these birds. Other threats to plover populations include climate change, which can create adverse weather conditions that make it difficult for them to find food and survive; as well as predation from animals such as foxes and raccoons.

There are steps that we can all take to help protect these birds. We can avoid disturbing them when they are nesting, making sure to keep our dogs on leashes near wetlands during breeding season; and we can also support habitat conservation projects that help create or preserve open spaces where plovers can live and thrive.

By working together we can help ensure the future survival of these beautiful little birds.

Iowa's plover population in danger

Iowa's piping plover population is in trouble, with only around 100 nesting pairs remaining in the state.loss of wetlands and prairies, disturbance from recreation and development, and predation by other animals are the main threats to these birds.

The piping plover is a small shorebird that typically nests on sandy beaches or open grasslands. In Iowa, they are found mainly along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as in some of the state's larger lakes. The birds rely on coastal wetlands and prairies for food and habitat, but these habitats have been lost or degraded at alarming rates in recent years.

Piping plovers are also vulnerable to disturbance from people and development. When nesting, they rely on camouflage to protect their chicks from predators. Loud noises or activities near the nest can scare away predators or flush the chicks out into the open where they are more likely to be preyed upon. Piping plovers have also been killed by cars while crossing roads near their breeding sites.

Finally, piping plovers are preyed upon by other animals such as raccoons, foxes, and coyotes. These predators can kill adult birds or take eggs and chicks from nests.

There are several steps we can take to help protect Iowa's piping plover population:

-Avoid disturbing them when they are nesting -Keep pets away from nesting areas -Stay on designated trails when visiting areas where piping plovers are present -Report any sightings of injured or dead birds to authorities

Wisconsin Plover Initiative works to protect the birds

With the help of the Wisconsin Plover Initiative, the population of piping plovers in Wisconsin is on the rise. The program is a collaborative effort between state and federal agencies, private landowners, conservation groups, and businesses.

Piping plovers are small shorebirds that can be found in coastal areas around the world. In North America, they are most commonly found in the Great Lakes region and along the Atlantic coast. They are listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The main threats to piping plovers are loss of habitat due to development and predation by animals such as foxes, raccoons, and dogs. The Wisconsin Plover Initiative works to protect these birds by working with landowners to create or improve nesting habitats and by educating people about how to avoid disturbing them.

The results of the Wisconsin Plover Initiative have been encouraging. In recent years, the population of piping plovers in Wisconsin has increased from fewer than 50 birds to more than 100 birds. This increase would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone involved in the initiative.

Habitat loss threatens plover populations

The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small shorebird that is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The primary threat to the survival of this species is habitat loss, specifically the loss of coastal sand dunes and beaches where they breed and nest.

Piping plovers once occurred in great numbers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, but their population has declined by more than 95% in the past 200 years. Today, there are only about 4,000 nesting pairs remaining in the United States.

The main cause of habitat loss for piping plovers is development along coastal areas. As coastal areas are developed for homes, businesses, and other structures, natural habitats like sand dunes are destroyed. This destroys the plovers' breeding grounds and forces them to migrate to other areas, which often puts them into contact with predators or vehicles.

Other causes of habitat loss include beach nourishment projects (where sand from inland areas is deposited on beaches to combat erosion), climate change, and sea level rise.

In order to protect and conserve piping plover populations, we need to address the root causes of habitat loss. This includes conserving coastal habitats and limiting development in vulnerable areas. We also need to manage beach closures during critical times like nesting season, and work with landowners to create or improve habitat on private lands.

torsdag 5 maj 2022

Mysterious Deaths of Plovers Under Investigation

Mysterious Deaths of Plovers Under Investigation

The deaths of dozens of plovers near the White House are under investigation by the United States Department of the Interior.

Officials say that at least sixty-six birds have died since October, with many more injured. Many speculate that the cause of death is either accidental or from negligence on the part of humans, but officials have not released a statement on the matter.

"This is an ongoing investigation, so we can't speak to specifics," said a spokesperson for DOI in a statement to The Hill.

The plovers are small shorebirds that typically eat insects and crustaceans. They are considered a threatened species in the state of Maryland and are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

This is not the first time that the deaths of migratory birds have occurred near the White House. In 2013, more than one hundred and fifty ducks died after landing in a toxic pond on the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Endangered Snowy Plovers Making a Comeback

The snowy plover is a small, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds on sandy beaches and tidal flats along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America. In the early 1800s, there were an estimated 2 million snowy plovers. By the early 1900s, their population had plummeted to just 100,000 due to hunting and loss of habitat.

Today, the snowy plover is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Their population has rebounded to about 200,000 birds, but they are still in danger of extinction. The main threats to the snowy plover's survival are development of coastal habitats, climate change, coastal erosion, and pollution.

One successful conservation effort for the snowy plover has been the establishment of sanctuaries where they are protected from disturbance by people and pets. In California alone, there are now 18 such sanctuaries totaling over 9,000 acres. These sanctuaries provide a safe place for snowy plovers to nest and raise their young without fear of being disturbed or killed.

The recovery of the snowy plover is a success story for conservationists and offers hope for other endangered species. With continued protection and management, we can help ensure that this charming little bird will be around for generations to come.

Plover Population Grows by 20 Percent

In a study recently published in the journal "Science Advances", researchers report that the plover population has grown by 20 percent since 2005.

The northern American bird has been identified as a species of concern by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, due to its declining population numbers. In order to assess the current status of the plover population and management strategies, a team of scientists from around the country conducted a continent-wide survey.

The results of the survey show that there are now an estimated 1.5 million plovers in North America, up from 1.2 million in 2005. The majority of this growth has occurred in the Great Plains region, where numbers have increased by 36 percent.

While this is good news for the plover population, the authors of the study caution that continued conservation efforts are needed to maintain these gains. Habitat loss and fragmentation remain major threats to these birds, as well as human disturbance and weather extremes.

New Technology Could Help Save Plovers

The piping plover is a small shorebird that is in danger of becoming extinct in the near future. A new technology has been developed that could help to save these birds.

The technology is called MISP, or Migratory Bird Identification and Tracking Program. MISP uses tiny radio transmitters to track the movements of birds. The transmitters are so small that they can be attached to the birds' feathers.

MISP was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The goal of the program is to track the movements of migratory birds in order to learn more about their behavior and movements. This information will then be used to help protect the birds from threats such as climate change, habitat destruction, and wind turbines.

So far, MISP has been used to track the movements of several species of migratory birds, including the piping plover. The data collected by MISP has already shown that the plovers are using different migration routes than previously thought. This information could be used to create new conservation strategies for the plovers.

MISP is a powerful tool that can help us to better understand and protect our valuable wildlife resources. It is hoped that this technology can be used to save other endangered species as well.

Plovers Making a Strong Comeback Thanks to Community Support

For years, plovers have been threatened by the encroachment of development and the destruction of their natural habitats. In recent years, however, thanks to the efforts of dedicated community members and conservationists, plovers have made a strong comeback.

Plovers are small, ground-nesting birds that are often mistaken for sandpipers. They are brown with black markings on their heads and necks, and they have long legs and bills. Plovers typically lay four eggs in a shallow depression in the sand.

In the past, plovers were threatened by the destruction of their natural habitats as well as by hunting and egg collecting. In recent years, however, community members, conservationists, and other organizations have banded together to help protect these birds.

One such organization is the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), which has helped to secure important habitat for plovers along the Maine coast. MCHT has also raised awareness about the importance of these birds and worked to engage local communities in their protection.

In addition to groups like MCHT, many individuals have also gotten involved in helping to protect plovers. For example, one man in New Jersey has been working to help protect a population of plovers that migrate through his area each year. He has created a website where people can learn about these birds and find out how they can help protect them.

Thanks to the hard work of community members and conservationists like those mentioned above, plovers are making a strong comeback. With continued support, we can ensure that these birds will continue to thrive for years to come.

onsdag 4 maj 2022

Plover Population on the Rise!

Plover Population on the Rise!

The plover population is on the rise and with that, the world of birding is rejoicing! These little shorebirds were once considered a threatened species but with conservation efforts and a growing respect for their unique needs, their populations are slowly on the upswing.

There are many different types of plovers in the world but they all share similar features like their black and white coloring and stout build. They can be found in many different habitats ranging from open fields to coastal areas and even Arctic tundra. What makes them so interesting to birders is their behavior which often includes running across open ground or flying low over the water's surface while searching for food.

The fact that plovers are now considered a common sight in many areas is great news for birders as well as the birds themselves. With continued conservation efforts and a growing awareness of these delightful creatures, we can look forward to seeing more plovers in years to come!

Local Businesses Battle to Protect Endangered Plovers

For the past few months, local business owners in Ocean City, MD have been waging a battle against the federal government to protect a small population of endangered plovers that call the town home.

The business owners argue that the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to erect a fence along the beach, which would keep people and their dogs from coming within 100 feet of the birds, will do more harm than good. They maintain that the fence will not only be an eyesore but also drive away tourists who come to enjoy the town's beaches.

The Fish and Wildlife Service has defended its proposal, stating that it is necessary in order to protect the plovers from being disturbed or harmed. The agency has also promised that it will work with local business owners to make sure that they are not adversely impacted by the fence.

So far, there has been no resolution to this conflict, and it is unclear whether a compromise can be reached. In the meantime, both sides remain entrenched in their positions, with local businesses fearing for their livelihoods and the Fish and Wildlife Service adamant about protecting these rare birds.

Plovers Make a Comeback in the Local Park

The return of the plovers to the local park is a welcome sight for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike. These small shorebirds once thrived in the area, but their populations declined in recent years. In an effort to bring these birds back, the local park district has worked with the state wildlife agency to create a habitat for them.

Plovers are well known for their aerial acrobatics, which can make them difficult to spot on the ground. They are also known for their distinctive call, which sounds like a high-pitched whistle. These birds can be found along coastal areas and in wetland habitats.

One of the reasons for the decline in plover populations is loss of habitat. Plovers need areas with sand or gravel bars where they can hunt for food and build nests. Development and other human activities have resulted in the loss of many of these habitats.

In addition to creating new habitats, the park district has been working to educate people about how they can help protect these birds. For example, people should avoid walking on or near sandbars or nesting areas. They should also keep their dogs on leashes when they are in areas where plovers are known to live.

It will take time for the plover population to rebound, but with continued efforts by the park district and its partners, these birds should start making a comeback at the local park.

California Plover Festivals Bring Awareness to Threatened Species

The California plover is a threatened species of bird that is under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. These little birds are found along the Pacific Coast of North America, and their populations are in decline. In order to bring attention to the plight of these animals, several organizations hold festivals throughout the year in various locations where these birds can be found.

Most recently, on April 14th, 2018, the Wild Things Institute held its 5th Annual California Plover Festival at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA. This event was attended by over 200 people and featured speakers from various organizations working to protect these birds. The focus of the festival was education and outreach, with displays and activities for people of all ages. Attendees were able to learn about the biology and ecology of the California plover, as well as what they can do to help protect these animals.

Festival goers also had the opportunity to participate in a beach clean-up at nearby Princeton-by-the-Sea followed by a short hike to view plovers and other coastal wildlife. This event was part of Wild Things Institute's continuing effort to engage local communities in efforts to protect coastal wildlife.

Another organization that hosts a California plover festival is Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed (FCMCW). Their 8th Annual Plover Festival will be held on May 12th, 2018, from 11am-3pm at Tamalpais State Park in Mill Valley, CA. This event will include a variety of family-friendly activities such as hikes, nature crafts, live music and more! All proceeds from this event will benefit FCMCW's work to protect Corte Madera Creek and its watershed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help protect the California plover, please visit one of these festivals or contact one of the organizations involved. By coming together to celebrate these amazing creatures we can help ensure their future viability!

Plover Conservationists Win Prestigious Award

For the second year in a row, a team of conservationists dedicated to the Plover bird has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Prize. The award, bestowed annually since 1986, is given to those who have made significant advancements in environmentalism.

The team, led by biologists Dr. Amelie Hesse and Dr. Lena Wilhelmson, has spent over two decades working tirelessly to protect the threatened Plover species. In that time, they have overseen the creation of 34 nature preserves in five countries, which now cover a total area of over 7,000 square kilometers.

The work of Hesse and Wilhelmson has not gone unnoticed; the Plover has seen a significant resurgence in population numbers in recent years. This is largely due to the efforts of these two women, who have shown that with hard work and dedication, even the most threatened species can be saved.

Their win comes at a time when many people are beginning to question the effectiveness of traditional conservation methods. Global climate change and other man-made threats have taken their toll on our planet's flora and fauna, and many believe that it is now too late for conservation to make a real difference.

Hesse and Wilhelmson's victory proves that there is still hope for our planet, and that with enough effort we can all make a difference. We should all take inspiration from their example, and do what we can to help preserve our world's natural beauty.

One of the world's rarest birds spotted in Massachusetts

One of the world's rarest birds spotted in Massachusetts

For bird enthusiasts and nature lovers, a sighting of a rare bird can be a thrilling event. This week in Massachusetts, one of the world's rarest birds was observed by a lucky few.

The piping plover is a small, sand-colored shorebird that is found along the Atlantic coast of North America. Due to coastal development and human interference, the piping plover has become increasingly rare, and is now considered a threatened species.

Earlier this week, several piping plovers were spotted at a beach in Plum Island, Massachusetts. This is an exciting discovery, as there are only about 2,500 breeding pairs of piping plovers in North America.

Anyone who has the opportunity to see a piping plover should take advantage of it! These tiny birds are quite fascinating to watch as they forage for food on the beach or probe the mud for insects.

If you're lucky enough to see a piping plover on your next trip to the beach, be sure to keep your distance and enjoy this beautiful creature from afar. Thank you for helping to protect this threatened species!

300 plovers banded in Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore biologists and volunteers banded 300 plovers this week as part of the annual effort to track the migratory shorebirds.

The plovers were banded with both federal and state bands. The bands will help biologists track the movements of the plovers as they migrate to their wintering grounds.

"We are happy to be able to band these plovers each year," said Sean Anderson, biologist at Cape Cod National Seashore. "The bands provide us with important information on their movements and distributions."

The Atlantic Coast population of piping plovers is estimated at 1,500 birds. The national seashore is an important area for the nesting and wintering of piping plovers.

Massachusetts Audubon Society tracks plover migration

Every year, the Massachusetts Audubon Society tracks the migration of piping plovers. The society uses this information to help protect the plovers during their migration.

Piping plovers are a small, brown bird that is found along coastal areas in the United States. They are a threatened species, and their population has been declining in recent years.

The Massachusetts Audubon Society uses data from citizen scientists to track the migration of piping plovers. This data includes information on where the plovers are spotted, and when they are spotted.

This information is used to protect the plovers during their migration. For example, the society works with local governments to create conservation areas for the plovers. They also work with landowners to ensure that the plovers have safe places to nest.

The data collected by the Massachusetts Audubon Society is also used to develop management plans for the piping plover. These plans help to ensure that the population of piping plovers continues to decline.

Dune Plovers thriving on Cape Cod

The Dune Plover is a small shorebird that inhabits coastal areas in the Americas. In recent years, the Dune Plover has been thriving on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, thanks to the efforts of local conservationists.

In the early 1900s, there were only about 25 Dune Plovers documented on Cape Cod. However, by 2009, this number had increased to more than 400. This recent population growth can be attributed to several factors, including the protection of important nesting habitats and the establishment of a "plover corridor" along the coast.

The plover corridor is a series of narrow strips of land that provide safe passage for the birds between their wintering and breeding grounds. The corridor was created through a partnership between local landowners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Thanks to the hard work of these partners, the Dune Plover is now thriving on Cape Cod. In fact, they are considered a "Species of Special Concern" by the state of Massachusetts due to their declining populations elsewhere in North America.

The Dune Plover is a beautiful bird that deserves our respect and conservation efforts. Thanks to the work of local groups, they are now doing well on Cape Cod and we can all be proud of that!

New study sheds light on Dune Plover behavior

Dune Plovers have long been a mystery to scientists, with little known about their behavior or why they choose to live in certain places. A new study led by Dr. Rebecca Kordas of McGill University has shed some light on the matter, and her team's findings are sure to change the way we think about these birds.

Kordas and her team used a combination of observational fieldwork and remote sensing data to map the movements of Dune Plovers in relation to their environment. They found that the birds are much more selective than previously believed; rather than simply choosing areas with abundant sand or moisture, they actively seek out habitats with specific features that provide them with important resources.

For example, the study showed that Dune Plovers favor coastal dunes with high amounts of grasses and low levels of human disturbance. This preference likely allows them to avoid predators while also finding ample food and shelter.

The research also revealed that Dune Plovers are highly sensitive to changes in their environment, quickly abandoning areas that become unsuitable. This means that any kind of development or human activity in their habitat can have a serious impact on their population size.

"The results of this study are really exciting," said Kordas. "They show us that Dune Plovers are much more complex creatures than we thought, and that we need to be very careful when it comes to managing their habitat."

The findings of the study have already prompted several conservation organizations to modify their plans for protecting coastal dunes, and it is hoped that further research will help us learn even more about these fascinating birds.

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Brewers Concerned About Plover's Nesting Grounds

Brewers Concerned About Plover's Nesting Grounds

The Milwaukee Brewers are keeping a close eye on the progress of the Plover's nesting grounds. The team is concerned that the construction of the new stadium will disturb the birds and their eggs.

Ground crews have been working hard to keep the area around the nests clear, but there is still some concern that the noise and activity from the stadium construction will disturb the plovers. So far, however, it appears that the birds are adapting well to the new environment.

The Brewers organization has been working with local conservationists to make sure that the plovers are protected and that their habitat is not disturbed. They are also working with local businesses to make sure that any potential impacts on the birds are minimized.

This is not the first time that the Brewers have had to deal with issues involving wildlife. In 2014, they worked with local conservationists to protect a family of bald eagles that had taken up residence in a nearby tree.

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information on Plover Poachers

The Wisconsin DNR is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for poaching four endangered piping plovers near Baileys Harbor in Door County.

The birds were killed between July 3 and 5, and their bodies were found on a local beach.

"This was a senseless act that caused the death of four federally protected birds," said Carl Bauer, a conservation warden with the Wisconsin DNR. "We are asking for the public's help in finding those responsible."

Piping plovers are small shorebirds that have been listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act since 1986. There are only about 2,500 breeding pairs of piping plovers in North America.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Wisconsin DNR Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367). Callers may remain anonymous.

Plover Population Continues to Decline

In a study recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, researchers found that the western snowy plover population continues to decline throughout its range. The study's authors say that conservation efforts are urgently needed to reverse this trend.

The western snowy plover is a small shorebird that is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. It is found in coastal areas of the United States and Mexico. The bird's population has been declining for several reasons, including loss of habitat, disturbance by people and pets, and predation by ravens and other birds of prey.

In their study, the researchers used data from ongoing surveys to estimate the population size and distribution of the western snowy plover throughout its range. They found that the population has declined by about 56% since 1980. The biggest declines have been in California and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The study's authors say that the continued decline of the western snowy plover highlights the need for urgent conservation efforts. They recommend increasing protection for coastal habitats, minimizing disturbance by people and pets, and predator control measures to reduce predation by ravens and other birds of prey.

City Considers Creating Preserve for Threatened Plovers

Community leaders in the city of █████████ are considering creating a preserve for a threatened species of bird, the piping plover. The plover is a small, sand-colored shorebird that nests on beaches and relies heavily on coastal habitats for feeding. The population of piping plovers has been in decline for many years, and the species is currently listed as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The proposed preserve would be located on a stretch of beach along the city's waterfront that is currently used by the piping plovers for nesting. The preserve would be managed by the city government and would be open to the public for passive recreational use, such as walking and bird-watching. It is hoped that the preserve will help to protect the dwindling population of piping plovers and also provide educational opportunities for local residents.

The proposal has generated some controversy, with some people arguing that it is not necessary to create a special preserve for a single species of bird. Others argue that the preserve will provide much-needed protection for the plovers and could also be used as a model for other communities looking to protect threatened species. At this point, it is still unclear whether the proposal will move forward, but community leaders are scheduled to hold a public forum later this month to discuss the issue further.

Group Launches Campaign to Save the Plover

The Gulf Coast and Mississippi flyway is home to many species of birds, including the Piping Plover. The Plover is a small, stocky shorebird that nests on beaches and relies on coastal habitats for feeding and breeding.

Over the past few years, the number of Piping Plovers has been declining in the Gulf Coast region. In response, a group of organizations has come together to launch a campaign called "Save the Plover". The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the threats facing the Plover population and to inspire people to take action to protect these birds.

One of the main threats to the Plover population is habitat loss. Coastal habitats, such as beaches and wetlands, are being destroyed at an alarming rate due to development and rising sea levels. Additionally, climate change is causing changes in weather patterns and ocean conditions that are impacting coastal ecosystems.

Another threat to the Plover population is human disturbance. Recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, and fishing can disturb nesting birds and chicks. Pets and livestock can also cause problems by disturbing nests or eating eggs and chicks.

Hunting is another threat to the Plover population. Many Plovers are killed each year by hunters who mistake them for gamebirds.

The Save the Plover campaign aims to address all of these threats by raising awareness about how people can help protect these birds. The campaign website provides information about how people can volunteer with local organizations that work to conserve coastal habitats, how they can avoid disturbing nesting birds, and how they can advocate for conservation policies that will help protect coastal ecosystems.

The Save the Plover campaign provides a valuable service by raising awareness about the threats facing the Plover population and providing information on how people can help protect these birds. By working together, we can help ensure a future for Piping Plovers in the Gulf Coast region!

Seaweed Soup Recipe - Fish Soup with Tomato

Seaweed Soup Recipe - Fish Soup with Tomato


1 pound white fish fillets 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 4 cups vegetable broth 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 6 ounces canned seaweed, such as wakame or dulse, drained and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Add fish and onion; cook until fish is browned on both sides and the onion is translucent. Add garlic; cook for an additional minute. Pour the tomatoes into the pot, then deglaze the pot by pouring the vegetable broth over the top and scraping any browned bits off of the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Stir in bay leaves, thyme, parsley, basil, oregano, and seaweed. 3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Discard bay leaves and thyme before serving.

Spicy Thai Fish Soup with Tomato

This spicy Thai fish soup with tomato is easy to make and perfect for a healthy weeknight meal.

You'll need: - 1 lb. white fish fillets (such as cod, tilapia, or catfish) - 1 onion, chopped - 2 cloves garlic, minced - 1 red chili pepper, seeded and chopped - 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes - 1/2 cup chicken broth - 2 tablespoons soy sauce - 1 tablespoon rice vinegar - 1 tablespoon honey - 2 teaspoons curry powder - 1 teaspoon ground ginger - 1/4 teaspoon salt -Fresh cilantro, for garnish 1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a splash of oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and chili pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. 2. Add the fish fillets and cook until opaque throughout, about 5 minutes. 3. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, curry powder, ground ginger and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook until the fish is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

  1. Serve in individual bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

Portuguese Fish Soup with Tomato

This Portuguese fish soup with tomato is a wonderfully flavorful and hearty dish that is perfect for a winter meal. The soup is made with diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, white fish, and red kidney beans. It is flavored with cumin, smoked paprika, and bay leaves, and it is garnished with fresh parsley.

This soup is very easy to make. You simply start by sautéing the onions and garlic in olive oil until softened. Then you add the potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, and whitefish and cook for a few minutes more. Next, add the diced tomatoes, broth or water, cumin, smoked paprika, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Then add the red kidney beans and cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Simple Fish Soup with Tomato


2 cups vegetable broth 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 3 cups hot cooked pasta shells or other small pasta shapes 4 to 6 lemon wedges Directions: In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Add the tomatoes, basil, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil or butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir the mushroom mixture into the tomato mixture. Cook for 5 minutes more. Serve with the pasta, lemon wedges and parsley.

Creamy Fish Soup with Tomato

This creamy fish soup with tomato is hearty, healthy and delicious! It's a great meal for a cold winter day.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups fish stock or broth

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups water selage or 2 (6 ounce) cans of salmon, drained and flaked see note for dairy-free version ...................................................


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.   Add the fish stock or broth, tomatoes with their juice, thyme, salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.     Stir in the water and bring to a simmer again. Add the flaked salmon or cod and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.    Ladle into bowls and serve hot. Enjoy!  

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