Hey All! Cheers for WPC’s 21st New Noah. I am back in Canada and have been working with a wonderful little endangered shorebird called the Piping Plover. WPC has teamed up with Parks Canada and other NGOs in Atlantic Canada to work on the conservation and recovery of this species. Though the weather has been less then desirable (I certainly am not in Mauritius anymore!), the birds have begun to show up on the breeding grounds and we are all looking forward to a great (and busy) field season. Though this is the calm before the storm, I am sure the upcoming months will be fun and jam packed with lots of new experiences and learning opportunities! I will keep you all posted on my adventures over the next while, but in the meantime encourage you all to check out the Species At Risk Page at http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/nsplover/to learn more about these special little birds.

Piping plover team gathers on the shores of Prince Edward Island to discuss sourcing food for piping plovers. (Megan Crowley, Parks Canada)

Piping plover team gathers on the shores of Prince Edward Island to discuss sourcing food for piping plovers. (Megan Crowley, Parks Canada)

By: Kendra MacDonald