Piping Plovers are an endangered species of shore birds that returned to Sauble Beach on Lake Huron in 2007 after a 30-year absence. Plover Lovers are volunteer monitors who, by serving as citizen scientists on the beach, help ensure the birds’ recovery in our area through outreach and education.  
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Plover Lovers & COVID-19

Birds Canada and Plover Lovers have decided unfortunately to cancel our volunteer operations for this summer. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it would be far too difficult to coordinate such an effort. 

If you see anything on the beach feel free to let us know as we still want to hear from any and all of you! 


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Volunteer Training 2022

Plover Lovers is excited to be welcoming back volunteers to Sauble Beach this year! If you are interested in birds, the environment, education, or the beach, this is the perfect opportunity for you to help make a difference. Our training session for volunteers is on May 17th at 6:30pm, at Huron Feathers Presbyterian Centre.

At this session volunteers will learn about:

  • Piping Plover behaviour, biology and identification 

  • identifying common threats 

  • how to complete data collection

  • outreach 

  • logistics for volunteering

If you are interested in helping make a difference in the survival of this endangered species RSVP for the volunteer training event by sending a response to ploverlovers@gmail.com.

We recommend all volunteers wear masks to this training session.