Our sixth captive-reared GLPIPL chick from this past summer had a confirmed sighting in Florida this past week. This is significant because only one captive-reared chick from 2015 is left to be seen on the wintering grounds. Six out of seven chicks is incredible success for both our captive-rearing program as well as the birds.
If you are birding on the GLPIPL wintering grounds this year make sure you keep an eye out for banded plovers. Then tell us! We want to know if you see any banded Piping Plover with orange bands (the Great Lakes indicator color) please email us your sighting at email@example.com with as much information and detail as possible. Pictures of the bird being reported are greatly appreciated.
For assistance on reading the color bands please check out our permanent page with more details and examples.