What's Inside for 2011

Cover: Eastern Screech Owl

January: Merlin

February: Carolina Wrens

March: Little Blue Heron

April: Common Grackle

May: Piping Plover

June: Red-bellied Woodpecker

July: Cedar Waxwing

August: Pectoral Sandpiper & Semipalmated Sandpiper

September: Snowy Egret &
Double-crested Cormorant

October: Black-throated Blue Warbler

November: Bufflehead

December: Eastern Screech Owl

Back Cover: All


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May 2011, Piping Plover

May 2011: Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Piping Plovers are sweet little shorebirds that begin arriving in the early spring to nest in the dunes and other sandy habitats along the coasts (and inland lake shores). Their vocalizations are sweet and flutey which give them both their common and latin names. Because they nest on the ground, they've become endangered from beach development of their prime habitats, and many of their known nesting areas in the US are now roped off or have some minimal protection from the USF&WS.