Piping Plover Biology

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...

Piping Plovers 2019

Spring 2019   May 20 With active nesting in Beach Area 1, visitors to the beach will find sections of the beach temporarily closed to the public.  The closure provides a secure location for the piping plovers to continue with nesting activities and incubating...
Piping Plovers 2018

Piping Plovers 2018

Early May (c) Jim BeecroftThere are currently four pair of piping plover at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park! To minimize impacts, or limit disturbance, to the birds, perimter fencing has been put in place around the area that the birds are using for feeding, nesting and...

Piping Plovers 2017

Spring 2017 The 2017 season had three nesting pair at Wasaga Beach, all of which were returning nesting birds.  A total of 10 birds were identified during the spring arrivals. The first pair had a difficult start due to the loss of some early eggs by a predator....

Piping Plovers 2016

In 2016 Wasaga Beach broke it’s nesting records with five nests.  A total of 14 chicks fledged over the summer. Piping Plovers Arrive After a successful 2015 season, the piping plovers returned to Wasaga Beach in May 2016 for a 9th season at the park.  Sixteen...

Piping Plovers 2015

2015 was the 8th consecutive year that Piping Plovers nested on the shores of Wasaga Beach. Our first plover was sited on April 15. There were four nesting pairs. Three of those nests have each successfully hatched 10 chicks each, which are actively feeding and growly...