The Piping Plover in Eastern Canada

The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus) is a small, migratory shorebird that breeds on the sandy and stony coastal beaches of Eastern Canada between April and August. The Piping Plover establishes territories, lays eggs and raises young on the open beach between the ocean and dunes. Camouflage is the Piping Plover’s main defence. The sand-coloured adults, chicks and eggs are very difficult to see.


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Quebec Region
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
801-1550, avenue d'Estimauville
Québec, QC
G1J 0C3
Tel: 855-525-6708
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Atlantic Region
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
PO Box 6227
17 Waterfowl Lane
Sackville, NB
E4L 1G6
Tel: 506-364-5044
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