Website articles and field guide information.
Standing nearly a foot and a half tall with a long, straight orange-red bill, the stocky black, brown, and white oystercatcher is not easily overlooked. Their loud calls and gregarious behavior makes them even harder to miss.
Events and programs.
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Piping Plovers along the Flyway: New Jersey, Bahamas, and Beyond
Time & Place
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Wetlands Institute
Piping plovers are one of the most intensely managed and monitored breeding bird species in North America, including here in New Jersey. As a result, much is known about their breeding behavior, but until recently far less was known about them during migration and wintering. Recent research, especially in the Bahamas, has revealed new information about their wintering distribution and behavior. Todd will discuss these newer findings, as well as provide an update on their current status and reproductive success in New Jersey.
Admission: $3 for members and $5 non-members
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Barnegat Lighthouse Piping Plover Talk
Time & Place
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light was once one of the most important sites in New Jersey for beach nesting birds, including endangered piping plover. Join Todd to learn about the restoration project to make the site more suitable to nesters once again.
Content list features including news releases, in-the-news items and newsletter articles.
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Video and slideshows.
Files and documents.
2014 Piping Plover Nesting Results - 513.6KB
2015 Beach Restoration Infographic - 470.4KB
2015 Delaware Bay Shorebird Project Infographic - 198.3KB
2016 Piping Plover Nesting Results - 394.5KB
2017 Piping Plover Project Report - 4.3MB
Beer, Birds, and The Bahamas! - 341.1KB
Research Team Visits Abaco to Conduct Bird Survey - 109.9KB
Shorebird migration map - 1.0MB
Shorebird migration map - 462.0KB