Category: Piping Plovers

  • Plover Update – May 30th, 2024

    Plover Update – May 30th, 2024

    Madelyn Kaplin ACE Shorebird Biology and Visitor Services Member Parker River National Wildlife Refuge “Over the past 2-3 weeks, plover nesting has begun! As of Tuesday, there are 36 pairs […]

  • Plover Update – May 5th, 2024

    Plover Update – May 5th, 2024

    There are many plovers running around out on the refuge beach. For the most part, they have paired up and established territories. Many pairs are beginning to make scrapes, but […]

  • Plover Season is OVER for 2023

    Plover Season is OVER for 2023

    Only a small section is closed for ONE plover around Parking lot 6, so that lot remains closed (only one lot closed, and that is lot 6).

  • Plover Update – 8/11

    Plover Update – 8/11

    Here’s the update as of  August 11, 2023. Currently, at least 44 known pairs with all nests hatched and 12 unfledged chicks, 33 from 13 pairs have successfully fledged. “Least […]

  • Plover Update – 8/5

    Plover Update – 8/5

    Currently, there are at least 44 known pairs, with all nests having hatched and 33 unfledged chicks; 21 chicks from 9 pairs have successfully fledged. The Northern beach has seen […]

  • Plover Update – 7/8

    Plover Update – 7/8

    From Jean Adams: Currently, there are 38 known pairs with 23 known active nests and 29 chicks hatched. The first Least Tern chicks have begun to hatch on the Refuge.

  • Plover Update – 6/25

    Plover Update – 6/25

    Amy Kirkey (she/her) Biological Technician Parker River National Wildlife Complex First nest has hatched, with 3 chicks seen. Currently there are 37 known pairs with 18 known active nests. Predation […]

  • Plover Update – May 18

    Plover Update – May 18

    Amy Kirkey (she/her) Biological Technician Parker River National Wildlife Complex Plover nesting has started on the refuge. Currently, there are 9 active nests with at least 24 known pairs. One […]

  • Parker River NWR Parking Lots Are All Open

    Parker River NWR Parking Lots Are All Open

    All Parker River National Wildlife Refuge parking lots are open.  This includes the respective boardwalk beach access.  Shorebird nesting has been completed for the 2022 season.

  • Amy Kirkey’s Plover Report, 8//2022

    Amy Kirkey’s Plover Report, 8//2022

    The last of the broods have fledged from the refuge. After reviewing the data, the final piping plover count was 37 pairs with 55 chicks successfully fledged. The Least Terns […]

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