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Right now in offices all along the eastern seaboard, shorebird technicians are hunched in front of computer monitors tapping numbers into spreadsheets. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Professors and students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry work to conserve piping plovers along the shores of New Jersey and Lake Ontario.

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.