Summary of 2015 Massachusetts Piping Plover Census Data file size 1MB
Report census data for Piping Plovers using the Piping Plover & Tern On-line Data Entry System .
Wire predator exclosures placed around Piping Plover nests can sometimes reduce egg predation and enhance nest success. Use of predator exclosures requires annual written authorization from MassWildlife and must conform to Guidelines for the Use of Predator Exclosures to Protect Piping Plover Nests .
Read Guidelines for Managing Recreational Use of Beaches to Protect Piping Plovers, Terns, and Their Habitats in Massachusetts . These were developed by MassWildlife to assist property owners and beach managers in protecting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Roseate Terns, Common Terns, and Arctic Terns and their habitats, pursuant to Massachusetts' Endangered Species Act (MESA) and the rare species habitat provisions of Massachusetts' Wetlands Protection Act.
For information on regional and national recovery efforts for Piping Plovers, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Region's Piping Plover web site.
For more in-depth information on regional Piping Plover population trends, read Population Trends of Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers 1986-2006 .