” The Federal endangered piping plover occasionally breeds at the park. Tawas Point has been designated by the National Audubon Society as an “Important Bird Area”. “
” Recovery actions in Michigan, aided by many volunteers, has helped the plover population to steadily increase. “
After reading of this years Piping Plover nesting results at Tawas Point State Park, I made a quick one night trip to the park. The adult plovers & chicks have left the desinating protected area where the nest was, expanding their territory out into the public beach area allowing for great photo ops.
The parents are all decorated up with their banding bling!!
” Information on migration, mortality rates and range expansion are just some of the things that researchers learn from banding. “
A fun outing and enjoyable trip.