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Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Piping Plover
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Piping Plover Recovery

A piping-plover nest
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Parks Canada and its partners - Environment Canada and Nature NB - and volunteers are working together to protect this small, endangered shorebird. So far, the results are encouraging, and the rapid decline in numbers seems to have slowed. But the Piping Plover still needs our help in order to survive long into the future.

Regular nest monitoring and the use of remote cameras help us learn why nests fail and what type of predators are present.

Want to help?

There are many things you can do to help support plover recovery efforts:

  • Keep beaches clean.
  • Respect closed areas.
  • Please keep dogs off dunes at all times.
  • Become a volunteer in our Plover Guardian Program! For inquiries:, (506) 876-2443 or stop at the visitor reception centre

Parks Canada is a leader in the recovery of species at risk and we are acting to ensure the recovery of Piping Plovers and to improve the health of our national parks.

The cage protects the nest from predators
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Parks Canada volunteers and staff installing a cage to protect the nest
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