Ploverpalooza at the Waterfront Festival
Ploverpalooza is cancelled for today, June 15th, due to inclement weather. It will run as scheduled tomorrow, June 16th.
June 15th and 16th, 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 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,...read more
Spring/Summer 2019 June 23 A view of the plover exclosure/perimeter fencing. Thank you to St Noel Carbanel Elementary School in Wasaga Beach for their Piping Plover signs this year! June 19 Ploverpalooza, which celebrated Piping Plovers this past Sunday in Beach Area...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more