Meant to post this last week but very busy with non-bird-related activities.
Maine Audubon is reporting a good year for piping plovers. Maine Audubon is reporting a bittersweet year for piping plovers. Same numbers. Different headlines. It's the age old problem of number of nesting pairs versus number of chicks fledged. The press often fixates on the number of nesting pairs. The number that counts is chicks fledged. Anyway, Maine had more chicks fledged than they anticipated and that is very good news.
The news from the Great Lakes piping plover population is good too.
That's all for now. Must go birding while I have the chance.