Piping Plover morning tidal wrack line

Piping Plover morning tidal wrack line

Great news!

I spied this Piping plover on Chocomount beach mid-week. Note the single black neck- band (breeding plumage) and sand colored camouflage. I was happy to see it feeding within the morning tidal wrack line; deposits from healthy Seagrass (Eel grass) meadows that surround Fishers Island. This shorebird species is listed as threatened in Connecticut and endangered in New York.

*Please be mindful about leashing dogs on beach walks during these nesting weeks.

– Field Note by Justine Kibbe May 10, 2018

Piping Plover

Piping Plover Eggs

Treasured nest and eggs found along Conservancy’s Sanctuary of Sands, parallel Elizabeth Field Runway. Please tread respectfully, leash all dogs, and take pride in our Island’s unique environment and wildlife.