The Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort, a watchdog group, has tracked a particular bird that has foregone its migration to Michigan to forage in Florida over the past several breeding seasons. Even though this bird has apparently taken herself out of the nesting business, 150 piping plover chicks were fledged in the wild at dozens of nesting sites along the Great Lakes shoreline – a huge step in the numbers game for this small bird. Read the full story by MLive.
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