Ploverpalooza 2018

Ploverpalooza at the Waterfront Festival

June 16th and 17th, 10am – 4pm

Ploverpalooza events during the Waterfront Festival will feature children’s activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, bird house building and environmental displays and games. Fun for the whole family on the beachfront – Beach Area 1.

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,...

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Piping Plovers 2018

Early May   (c) Jim Beecroft There 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...

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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...

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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 birds...

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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...

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The Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site.

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Main Office
11-22nd Street North
Wasaga Beach, ON
L9Z 2V9
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Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre & Nancy Island Historic Site
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119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON
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Wasaga Beach Nordic Ski & Trail Centre
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101 Blueberry Trail
Wasaga Beach, ON
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