Piping Plovers have been spotted across the Connecticut coast already, including Long Beach in Stratford, Milford Point in Milford, Griswold Point in Old Lyme, Sandy and Morse Points in West Haven, and Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. Multiple pairs have been seen in Milford and nesting efforts may already be getting underway.
Check out these great photos from Timothy L. Thompson of an adult Piping Plover that was seen on March 17 at Harkness Memorial State Park.
Photos like these are also great in helping people learn the finer points of Piping Plover identification, and we encourage you to pass our blog entries on to others - friends, family, or interested folks you may meet while monitoring. We hope you find a Piping Plover at your local beach soon as more will be on the way each day now.
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.