The Piping Plover family nest is just a small scrape in the sand and mom as the roof.

I’m adorable and I know it

Every year the Piping Plovers return to the shore of Georgian Bay. This past spring/summer 5 pair nested. Here’s hoping all of the chicks survive and their numbers continue to increase.

Copyright Barb D’Arpino


This tiny, sand blown piping plover chick was exploring the beach in New England in search of food.

Piping Plover Family

A tiny piping plover chick snuggles up to its mother to get warm after exploring the beach in New England.

Sleepy piping plover chick

Piping plover chick only a day or two old was falling asleep on it’s feet….it finally settled down for a 5 minute nap before it was on the go again! Being a baby plover is a lot of work!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology