Semipalmated Plover Study

In early June, researchers from the Prince William Sound Science Center, in collaboration with Trent University, returned to Egg Island for the sixth time since 2006 to continue a study on breeding Semipalmated Plovers. Despite having to shorten their time in the field because of inclement weather, Mary Anne Bishop, Kirsti Jurica, and Anne Schaefer located 14 nests, banded three new adult plovers, and resighted 16 plovers that had been banded in a previous field season. These data are important for understanding adult survival and the nesting ecology of Semipalmated Plovers.

A Semipalmated Plover soaks up some sun on Egg Island in early June 2015.

A Semipalmated Plover soaks up some sun on Egg Island in early June 2015.