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oystercatcher chicks

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!

Open plover mouth! Credit: Elizabeth Medina-Gray

Today we’re sharing posts from the Woods Walks and Wildlife blog by plover monitor volunteer Elizabeth Medina-Gray, who keeps an eye on threatened piping plovers at Silver Sands State Park in Connecticut.