Shorebird quiz time: Find the Piping Plover

Photo by Chris Bosak Piping Plover at Coastal Center at Milford Point, Conn., April 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Piping Plover at Coastal Center at Milford Point, Conn., April 2014.

My latest For the Birds Column focuses on the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, or in other words, volunteering to monitor Piping Plovers, Least Terns, American Oystercatchers and other shorebirds. The program is important in order to help protect these threatened birds. (See the column here.)

To give you an idea of the challenges faced by volunteers in finding Piping Plovers, here’s a fun little quiz for everybody. When on the beach you really have to look for motion in order to find the birds most of the time as they blend in so terrifically with their beach surroundings. With that in mind … the task of the quiz is simple: find the Piping Plover in the above photo.

Let me know how you did. I’ll post the answer later this week for those who can’t find it.

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3 thoughts on “Shorebird quiz time: Find the Piping Plover

  1. Dear Chris – Found the Plover! I think it took about a minute! However, I originally was looking for a larger bird, excellent camo. Love your articles – sent the yellow headed black bird to my daughter – she loved it too! My best to you always, Mary Ann Ancker

    Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:16:40 +0000 To: mahotshot@hotmail.com

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  2. Pingback: Protecting piping plovers in the Bahamas | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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