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Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

Piping Plover - 2015 Season Summary

piping plover nest

In 2015 there were four simultaneous piping plover breeding pairs in Prince Edward Island National Park. This is four less breeding pairs than found in the 2014 season. This is also lower than the historical average (14.3) of breeding pairs present between 1987 and 2014.

7 birds were located during the annual index count on June 4. Throughout the season, there were 7 nest attempts which yielded 21 eggs. Four nests were successful in hatching 14 chicks. 10 chicks fledged, giving a fledging rate of 2.5 chicks per pair, which is higher than the targeted productivity of 1.65. Of the 3 unsuccessful nesting attempts flooding was the cause of one loss, with suspected predation accounting for the additional two losses.

For more information or to report plover sightings please call our administration office at (902) 672-6350. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.