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Where in the World is the Wintering Piping Plover?

Piping plover with chick at their summer nesting site. Credit: USFWS

Many federally protected piping plovers spend their winters in the southern United States, along the beaches of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Biologists know more wintering spots exist but haven’t found them all. Researchers recently found some on the Turks and Caicos Islands, an island group in the northern Caribbean just east of the Bahamas and Cuba,

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