U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


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!

The beach is a fantastic place to be. All year round it is a fun and inspiring element of our landscape, and part of that enjoyment comes from being around distinctive coastal birds.

Researchers are searching for answers to a baffling mystery: where do piping plovers spend their winters?