Last summer I was one of the many Presqu'ile Piping Plovers monitors. Since the 3 chicks left I wanted to know if they survived their first trip to Florida. I knew looking for them on social media would be a long shot, but it turned out more successful than I expected.
Hours of social media detective work, bringing awareness of our search to dedicated Floridians & LOTS of luck, made this search successful!
We found the mother in December and today it has been confirmed that 238, a Presqu'ile fletched Piping Plover is wintering in North Captiva, FL.
This is a good sign for the return of the Piping Plover on Presqu'ile Beach.
A BIG Thank You to all the volunteers dedicated to finding banded birds in Florida!
Photos David Jones, March 16, 2016 North Captiva, Florida.