piping plover

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Synonyms for piping plover

small plover of eastern North America

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Many conservation forces are doing everything in their power on our outer beaches to help endangered piping plovers.
Our mean estimate of apparent adult survival is also higher than reported for the congeners Piping Plover (Larson et al.
You protect the piping plover, and you get something like the roseate tern coming back.
A draft protocol for assessing Piping Plover reproductive success on Great Plains alkali lakes.
All Piping Plover nests in our study were in <50% cover with most on bare ground, but they occurred in vegetation more often than expected based on its availability.
The arguments surrounding the piping plover have become so divisive that in 1992 the Boston Globe called the bird the spotted owl of the Atlantic Coast.
The National Park Service closed two popular fishing beaches to public use to protect the piping plovers, which are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act as a threatened species.
Not only did the piping plover have to contend with natural predators, high tides, and storms, it now also had to deal with shrinking habitat and increasing numbers of people competing for the beaches that plovers needed to survive.
Today, this 7,604-acre barrier island refuge is an important resting, nesting, and feeding habitat for migratory birds, including the federally protected piping plover and roseate tern.
Described by early explorers as "a mile wide and a foot deep," Nebraska's Platte River provided a cornucopia of habitats for species now endangered, like the whooping crane (Grus americana), least tern (Sterna antillarum), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus).
The use of off-road vehicles adversely affects listed species including the threatened piping plover.
Fish and Wildlife Service has determined the project will not harm the endangered piping plover and the roseate tern.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Destruction of habitat, disturbance, and increased predation rates are described as the main reasons for the endangered status of the Great Lakes population and continue to be the primary threats to its recovery.
The groups fear that the killing of cormorants could also harm other migratory birds who are easily mistaken for double-crested cormorants, such as anhingas and neotropic cormorants, as well as disturb the nests and habitat of endangered and threatened species such as the piping plover, least tern, bald eagle, and wood stork.