Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort

A partnership to study and conserve this migratory shorebird's endangered population between UMN, USFWS, USGS, NPS, DNR, more & You!

Fun Facts

There are a lot of amazing things about GLPIPL, and Piping Plovers, in general. Here’s some of them!

  • An adult Piping Plover weighs ~50 grams which is equivalent to half a stick of butter!
  • A recently hatched Piping Plover chick weighs ~5 grams which is equivalent to one US nickle!

*This is not a comprehensive list and will continued to be updated.

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