• Hampton Beach May 29, 2022 2:25 pm

    Fireworks Canceled at Popular Beach Due to Piping Plovers

    Fireworks shows at a popular New Hampshire beach were canceled for Memorial Day weekend and will be put on hold for several weeks because endangered piping plovers are nesting there. Local officials hope they can still have fireworks on the Fourth of July at Hampton Beach, which is close to the Massachusetts border, the Portsmouth Herald reported. Hampton Beach Village...

  • Maine September 16, 2021 7:00 pm

    Piping Plovers Enjoy Strong Season of Recovery in Maine

    Piping plovers are experiencing a record recovery in Maine. This summer, piping plover pairs had more babies that grew up to fly than any other year since the birds, which are endangered in Maine, were protected. In total, 125 plover pairs fledged 213 chicks, according to researchers at Maine Audubon. That number is a sharp contrast to the 12 or…

  • piping plovers June 25, 2020 1:51 pm

    Maine Says Beachgoers Need to Stay Away From Plover Nests

    Maine wildlife managers said the chicks and eggs of endangered piping plovers have been harmed several times this season, and beachgoers need to be mindful of the rare birds. The shorebirds nest on sandy beaches in southern Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said beachgoers can help by keeping dogs on leashes and keeping a close eye…

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