Lately the media has been noticing piping plovers. Here's a roundup:
Late nesters on Cape Cod. With storms and the subsequent changes to the beaches, the Cape Cod plovers haven't all been having a banner year.
Check out the video of the Crane's Beach piping plovers on the TV news. The day after this was on the channel 5 news, folks at Gray Cubicle World kept coming up to me telling me "hey, those birds you guard were on the news last night" and so on.
Hampton Beach even had a nest hatch this year. Meant to post this earlier. There is a very cute chick photo.