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Piping Plover

Endangered Status

The Piping Plover is listed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada list as being endangered. For more information on species at risk in Canada, consult the Species at Risk website of the Canadian Wildlife Service.


Photographs

These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the Piping Plover species and are provided here courtesy of the individual photographers, who retain copyright. You may not reproduce these photos without permission. Click on any photo for a the full-sized version.

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Dwaine Oakley Location: St. Peter's Harbour Date: 09-14-03

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Dwaine Oakley Location: St. Peter's Harbour Date: 09-14-03

More about the Piping Plover on the Internet

The following websites can help you learn more about the Piping Plover species. These websites are maintained by other organizations, and when you click on the links below, you'll be visiting their websites, not ours.

Seasonal Frequency

You can use the following as a guide to when you can most easily expect to spot members of the Piping Plover species on Prince Edward Island. This information comes from The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island which retains and publishes records of bird sightings.

Spring
March 16 to May 31
(northerly migration)

Fairly common, 1 - 9 birds per day
Summer
June 1 to August 15
(nesting season)

Fairly common, 1 - 9 birds per day
Autumn
August 16 to December 14
(southerly migration)

Uncommon, 1 - 12 birds per fortnight
Winter
December 15 to March 15
Not found

Nesting on PEI

The Piping Plover is known or believed to nest on PEI.

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