Take the “Plover Pledge”!
Beach weather is finally here! As we humans make our annual migration to the seaside this summer, you might notice that some smaller migrants have already taken up residence.
It’s breeding and nesting season for many Nova Scotian shorebirds, including the quintessential Maritime peep, the Piping Plover.
Shorebirds have declined in Canada by over 40% since the 1970s, according to the latest State of Canada’s Birds Report. Habitat loss and disturbance at breeding and nesting sites are to blame, with beach environments particularly impacted by human activities.
You can help shorebird populations recover by taking our “Plover Pledge!”
Complete any of the actions below by July 26th to fulfill your pledge, and we’ll either send you a package of shorebird-related goodies or enter you into our draw for the Shorebird Steward Grand Prize!
1) Tag us in a selfie (each tag is an entry into our draw!)
– Staying on the wet sand, never in the dunes
– Keeping beach-going dogs on a leash
– Picking up beach litter
– Reporting bird sightings to eBird
– Completing any of the duties of your volunteer role with Birds Canada and their Piping Plover program
*Not on social media? Email your photo(s) instead!
2) Write to government
– Use our mailer template to contribute to the call for new goals under the Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act or Climate Plan for Clean Growth, and speak up for shorebirds like the Piping Plover
3) Sign up to our email list using the form below and follow us on social media to make sure you receive all the best tips and tricks for being a shorebird steward (each new subscriber will get a shorebird package, so make sure you include your mailing address!)