Piping Plovers are small, endangered shorebirds in Manitoba. Its call is described as a "plaintive peep-lo" which made it the perfect name for this blog as it too is a plaintive call, a Call to Action.

14 August 2002

Harder To Find Now

This morning was the last date that the Change-house chicks were observed at Grand Beach. Plovers may be observed from time to time foraging on the beaches, but by this stage of development, it is impossible to distinguish between the adults and the newly fledged chicks. All the birds, adults and young, will shortly migrate to the south and south-east coasts of the U.S. before returning to the Prairies again next spring.