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Piping Plovers Season in Full Swing Sections of Revere Beach Fenced off for Nesting

Revere Journal  – Story by Sue Woodcock April 27, 2019

8 Pairs of Plovers Nesting on Revere Beach

The nesting areas have been marked off and the Piping Plovers are back on Revere Beach and Winthrop Beach.

According to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), every year, Piping Plovers, which are protected under both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, migrate to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ coastline, including Revere Beach and Winthrop Beach Reservation, seeking to mate, nest, and feed their young chicks.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, installs safe zones for Piping Plovers during the shorebirds’ nesting season. The fencing, designed to be minimally invasive to the human eye, is made of grey fiber glass poles, with blue triangular signs, and orange twine.

At this time, Revere Beach Reservation has eight pairs of Piping Plovers. The birds have been observed performing courting displays, a normal activity this time of year,” said Olivia Dorrance, DCR press secretary.

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