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A new inventory of modifications to beach and tidal inlet habitats from Maine to Virginia has given biologists valuable perspective on the condition and availability of habitat for the red knot and piping plover.

Piping plover with pink leg band #85 shares his migration journey to the Atlantic coast and explains the twists and turns of sharing the shore.

Piping plover

Volunteers and scientists have counted 77 piping plovers on two wilderness beaches in New Jersey – the largest numbers of beach-nesting birds we’ve seen in recent years!