58?! That's how many Piping Plover pairs have come to nest in Connecticut so far in 2017, and we anticipate we may add a few yet.
Our volunteers, along with CT DEEP and AAfCW staff, are doing a tremendous job on busy and birdy beaches. This year's total would be Connecticut's third highest ever after two record-setting seasons despite our worries about potentially losing birds overwintering in the Bahamas due to the destructive force of Hurricane Matthew. Tiny Piping Plover hatchlings are now appearing on our beaches, too! Please remember to #ShareTheShore this Memorial Day weekend and respect their space because there is plenty of sand for all of us. Pass it on!