Friday, May 22, 2009

Piping Plovers - Bad Habits Make Bad Neighbors

Piping PloverThis time of year we hear a lot about the piping plover, a small bird that's on the endangered species list. The egg laying and early development of the plover make it easy prey for preditors and difficult for us humans to not inadvertantly destroy them. Check out this short video from the American Field Guide, shot in New Jersey.

You might also want to read a very informative article published on about the piping plover, entitled "This Bird Is No Chicken".

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