Piping Plover

Five-Plover Morning at Fort De Soto

June 6, 2023 - As he comes into his breeding colors, he develops dark black markings around his face and neck, which make it easy to confuse him with the Piping Plover.... Piping Plovers winter in Florida too.... Piping Plovers have typically migrated to their northern plains breeding areas by early May, but you…... Read more

Piping Plover

Spring 2022 Shorebirds on Outback Key

May 8, 2022 - It was a five-plover morning: Piping Plover, Snowy Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, and Wilson's Plover.... I was surprised to see the piping plovers still hanging out in Florida.... I saw several banded birds that morning: Piping Plover, Red Knot (2), and Snowy Plover.... Read more

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Banded Piping Plover Information

October 23, 2014 - Back in September, I photographed some banded Piping Plovers at Fort De Soto....   It was the first time I'd seen Piping Plovers here in Florida.... Read more

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Lifer Snowy Plover at Fort De Soto!

August 31, 2014 -  I scored a lifer Snowy Plover on North Beach, along with a bunch of Piping Plovers (two banded)....  The Piping Plover is a Florida state bird for me, as I'd only seen them previously in Massachusetts.... I was surprised to see lots of Piping Plovers running around.... Read more

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Sandy Point State Reservation, Massachusetts

July 28, 2013 -  My objective was Piping Plovers, who nest in the area....  We have Piping Plovers in Florida during migration, but I haven't had such good luck finding them.... On this beach in Massachusetts, nesting cages are placed over the Piping Plover nests.... Read more