Protect the Piping Plover in Massachusetts
Massachusetts beaches are a critical nesting area for the threatened Piping Plover. Unfortunately, these beaches are also popular retreats for people going on seaside vacations. Without interventions to help Piping Plovers and other shorebirds, these species could disappear from the Atlantic coastlines forever.
Photo: Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) ©Shutterstock
Protecting Plovers in Massachusetts requires educating locals and visitors about conservation. Mass Audubon, a leader in protecting coastal birds in the state for more than a century, is engaging with hundreds of coastal landowners and beach associations through beach walks, presentations and volunteer opportunities. Thanks to their efforts, there has been a five-fold increase in Plover numbers.
Photo: Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach ©Shutterstock
Your contribution will help Mass Audubon to continue reaching out to beach-goers, sustaining the success of shorebird conservation in the state. Additionally, Mass Audubon plans to establish exchange programs with Caribbean organizations where these shorebirds winter. With your help Mass Audubon can conserve vulnerable shorebirds today and ensure the capacity to sustain their populations in the future.
Photo: Piping Plover ©Shutterstock