If you find a marine mammal that is stranded please call the International Fund for Animal Welfare at (508)744-2000.
To report a wildlife crime please contact the Eastern MASS Complex Law Enforcement office at (978)443-4661
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The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small sand-colored shorebird that nests and feeds along sandy beaches throughout Cape Cod and the shores of Massachusetts. Piping plovers are a threatened species in Massachusetts and are protected by the migratory bird act.