Some of you may have already heard or read about the Manitoba government's interview with the CBC late this afternoon:
so I can finally share the news that we have enjoyed
a little bit of a Manitoba miracle this year. A pair of Piping Plover
has nested successfully. This is the first Piping Plover nest in the province since 2012 and the first successful nesting attempt since 2010 here.
This was a lot of work and nerve-racking at times but thanks to a
small dedicated team this pair fledged three chicks in a probable
re-nesting situation. Bird Studies Canada (www.bsc-eoc.org) worked in partnership with the province's excellent stewardship to make this story a success. I
would especially like to thank ALL those involved for a truly outstanding
piece of work!