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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.

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.

Plover chicks caught on trail camera

We had an unusual experience in Rhode Island this year–an abandoned brood of plover chicks. With the help of biologists, the chicks survived. Check out the adorable photos!