Piping Plover Biology
Piping Plovers are listed as an endangered species in Canada and is regulated under Ontario's Endangered Species Act. These are shorebirds that may be seen on Wasaga's beachfront which provides excellent habitat for them to nest. In general, plovers nest on wide beaches that have some gravel or cobble cover, little vegetative cover and a large distance from nest site to treeline. Nests placed in sites with little vegetative cover, and at a distance from the treeline provide adult birds with clear visibility over long distances. This nesting behaviour may be the result of a predator avoidance strategy. The presence of shells or cobble may indicate higher ground that is less likely to be flooded and is therefore safer.More Info..
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