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Wildlife Fact:

Adult piping plovers will stagger and fake a broken wing to distract predators from their nests and chicks.

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New Jersey Endangered and Threatened Species Field Guide

April 3, 2023 - We apologize for the inconvenience, but our Online Field Guide for NJ's 200+ rare species is offline. We are working on a fix. In the meantime, please contact us if you would like information about a particular species.

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