100 Plus Piping Plover Articles, Posts, and Stories by Kim Smith April 2018 – May 2019

I began documenting the Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers in May of 2016. What started as a quick excursion to the beach to capture a few minutes of footage of the recently arrived birds for an entirely different project about Cape Ann wildlife, became over time the greatly expanded project that it is today. From that very first visit, it was apparent the birds were struggling under the pressures of human and dog disturbance.

I have written and photographed, while filming all the while, over several hundred posts, articles, and stories about the Good Harbor Beach PiPls. Typically I do not work this way and would not publish until the project were further along, but in order to help our community better understand what was happening on our most poplar beach, I found it necessary to publicize on Good Morning Gloucester and on my website what was taking place at Good Harbor Beach.

If you would like to read more, the following is a list of 100 plus articles and posts from April 2018 to May 2019. I haven’t yet organized the posts from 2016 and 2017 but plan to.

Piping Plover Articles, Post, and Stories Kim Smith April 2018 – May 2019

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/08/piping-plovers-little-chick-and-friends-return/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/09/not-three-but-four-piping-plovers-on-good-harbor-beach-and-one-dunlin/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/09/piping-plover-ambassadors-needed/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/11/fencing-is-urgently-needed-for-the-nesting-piping-plovers-please-share-this-post/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/13/helping-piping-plovers-and-a-huge-shout-out-to-greenbelts-dave-rimmer-and-dave-mckinnon/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/15/piping-plovers-driven-off-the-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/16/check-out-gloucesters-dpw-phil-cucuru-showing-extensive-storm-erosion-good-harbor-beach-restoration-update/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/18/good-harbor-beach-slammed-with-storm-damage-can-the-piping-plovers-survive-off-leash-dogs-and-historic-high-tides/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/19/spectacular-twin-lights-thacher-island-waves/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/21/how-you-can-help-the-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/23/piping-plovers-forced-off-the-beach-for-the-second-weekend-in-a-row/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/23/message-from-mayor-sefatia-regarding-gloucesters-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/27/we-need-volunteer-piping-plover-monitors-saturday-at-the-pipl-nesting-area-3/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/04/29/heartbreaking-to-see-piping-plovers-nesting-in-the-good-harbor-beach-parking-lot/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/05/breaking-plover-egg-in-the-parking-lot-at-good-harbor-beach-is-locked-breaking-plover-egg-in-the-parking-lot-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/09/breaking-two-eggs-in-the-nest-huge-shout-out-to-greenbelts-dave-rimmer-and-mike-carbone-for-installing-the-piping-plover-wire-exclosure/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/09/breaking-two-eggs-in-the-nest-huge-shout-out-to-greenbelts-dave-rimmer-and-mike-carbone-for-installing-the-piping-plover-wire-exclosure/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/10/piping-plover-egg-3/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/11/rarest-of-rare-visit-from-wilsons-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/15/thank-you-good-harbor-beach-volleyball-players-is-locked-thank-you-good-harbor-beach-volleyball-players/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/15/vandals-harming-the-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/16/learning-about-how-massachusetts-communities-manage-nesting-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/16/four/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/17/tonight-on-fox-25-with-litsa-pappas-see-our-good-harbor-beach-parking-lot-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/17/come-lend-a-voice-to-help-gloucesters-piping-plovers-at-tonights-animal-advisory-committee-meeting/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/20/debunking-piping-plover-myth-1/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/21/tracking-wild-creatures-on-our-local-beaches-will-bears-be-next/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/22/outstandingly-clear-new-signs-posted-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/23/debunking-piping-plover-myths-2-and-3/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/24/gloucesters-dpw-on-the-job-preparing-good-harbor-beach-for-the-long-memorial-day-weekend/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/24/more-shorebirds-nesting-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/26/piping-plover-memorial-day-weekend-update/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/05/29/beautiful-shorebirds-passing-through/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/04/shout-out-and-thanks-to-gloucesters-dpw-joe-lucido-conservation-agent-ken-whittaker-and-greenbelts-dave-rimmer/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/04/debunking-piping-plover-myth-4-winthrop-beach-is-amazing-and-lots-of-sex-on-the-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/05/our-good-harbor-beach-killdeer-plover-chicks/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/06/breaking-footbridge-temporary-bridge-construction-underway/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/06/shout-out-and-thank-you-to-gloucester-dpws-tommy-nolan/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/09/breaking-news-our-piping-plover-good-harbor-beach-parking-lot-chicks-have-hatched/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/09/goodnight-sweet-parking-lot-plover-family/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/10/hooray-the-good-harbor-beach-footbridge-is-in-use/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/10/super-short-video-one-day-old-piping-plover-chicks-waking-up-in-the-morning-sun/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/10/our-ghb-piping-plover-family-makes-the-epic-journey-to-the-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/11/good-harbor-beach-two-day-old-piping-plover-chicks/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/12/thank-you-gloucester-dpw-and-huge-shout-out-to-phil-cucuru-and-mike-tarantino/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/13/we-lost-two-chicks-today/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/15/gloucester-dpw-getting-the-job-done-thank-you-once-again/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/15/shout-out-to-gloucesters-animal-control-officers-teagan-and-jamie/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/16/our-third-good-harbor-beach-piping-plover-chick-was-killed-this-morning/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/17/happy-fathers-day-brought-to-you-by-papa-plover/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/18/debunking-piping-plover-myth-5-piping-plover-helpers-are-not-calling-for-an-outright-ban-of-dogs-on-the-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/19/what-do-piping-plovers-eat-2/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/25/happy-two-week-old-birthday-to-our-little-pip/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/26/little-pip-zing-zanging-around-the-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/27/our-little-pip-is-missing/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/06/29/piping-plover-update-surprising-turn-of-events/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/07/11/piping-plovers-on-the-animal-advisory-committee-meeting-agenda-thursday-night/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/07/15/four-ways-in-which-we-can-help-next-years-piping-plovers-successfully-fledge-chicks-our-recommendations-to-the-mayor/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/07/20/42-pairs-of-piping-plovers-nesting-at-cranes-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/07/27/welcome-to-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/07/27/rarest-of-rare-bird-sightings-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/08/01/animal-advisory-committee-meeting-thursday-august-2nd-city-hall-at-630pm-piping-plovers-on-the-agenda/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/08/01/piping-plover-symbolic-fencing-recommendations/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/08/09/outstanding-coastal-waterbird-conservation-cooperators-meeting/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/08/14/gloucester-dpw-rockin-the-new-fencing-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/08/21/piping-plovers-on-the-agenda-please-note-change-of-meeting-location-for-the-animal-advisory-committee-meeting-thursday-night/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2018/09/11/a-banner-year-for-maines-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/01/23/advocating-for-the-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/10/old-man-plover-the-beautiful-story-of-one-plover-returning-to-the-exact-same-beach-to-nest-for-fifteen-years-straight/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/12/save-the-date-piping-plover-ecology-management-and-conservation/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/24/gloucesters-piping-plovers-need-your-help-tuesday-night/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/24/list-of-articles-and-links-provided-that-explain-how-dog-disruptions-on-beaches-harm-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/24/more-background-information-on-changes-to-the-animal-ordinance-regarding-the-safety-of-piping-plovers-nesting-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/24/massachusetts-piping-plover-census-and-beach-ordinances-regarding-dogs/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/25/tuesday-7pm-kyrouz-auditorium-gloucester-city-council-meeting-to-vote-to-help-gloucesters-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/26/give-the-chicks-a-chance/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/26/further-evidence-of-how-dogs-on-the-beach-harm-nesting-piping-plover/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/02/27/exciting-and-impactful-news-for-our-good-harbor-beach-piping-plovers/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/03/13/gloucesters-piping-plover-plan-reviewed-by-ken-whittaker-and-meet-adrienne-lennon-gloucesters-new-conservation-agent/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/03/26/our-piping-plovers-have-arrived-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/03/26/seven-ways-in-which-we-can-all-help-the-piping-plovers-right-now/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/03/27/awesome-morning-at-good-harbor-beach-with-greenbelts-dave-rimmer-dave-mckinnon-mike-dpws-joe-lucido-volunteer-mary-dog-officer-teagan-dolan-conservation-agent-adrienne-lennon-and-adorable-r/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/03/29/happy-news-to-share-about-our-gloucesterma-piping-plovers-and-how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-male-and-female-piping-plover/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/02/not-one-not-two-but-three-piping-plovers-today-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/04/our-good-harbor-beach-piping-plovers-coping-with-windstorms-and-cold-temperatures/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/06/constant-steady-stream-of-dogs-at-good-harbor-beach-from-dawn-to-dusk/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/08/our-good-harbor-beach-piping-plovers-are-missing/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/11/even-the-the-bachelor-has-returned-to-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/11/gloucester-gets-it-right-with-the-new-dog-signs/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/11/thank-you-city-councilor-scott-memhard/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/14/our-good-harbor-beach-piping-plovers-are-again-attempting-to-nest-in-the-parking-lot/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/16/where-do-piping-plovers-go-in-bad-weather/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/17/exciting-news-for-our-good-harbor-beach-plover-fans/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/18/piping-plovers-parking-lot-nest-or-beach-nest/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/22/fog-shrouded-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/22/fun-411-update-on-etm-the-cumberland-island-banded-plover/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/24/plovers-nesting-in-the-parking-lots-at-stage-fort-park-omaley-and-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/26/rainbow-sunrise-at-good-harbor-beach-this-morning/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/29/gloucesters-dpw-mike-tarantino-and-kevin-mazzeo-on-the-job/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/04/29/the-good-harbor-beach-piping-plovers-update/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/05/06/piping-plover-nest-with-four-beautiful-eggs-and-many-thanks-to-essex-greenbelts-dave-rimmer-and-fiona-hill-for-installing-the-wire-exclosure/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/05/10/black-bellied-plovers-at-good-harbor-beach/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/05/11/piping-plover-mothers-day-weekend-update/

https://kimsmithdesigns.com/2019/05/06/the-good-harbor-beach-parking-lot-plovers-the-story-of-a-remarkably-spirited-and-resilient-pair-of-birds-and-their-struggle-for-survival/

1 thought on “100 Plus Piping Plover Articles, Posts, and Stories by Kim Smith April 2018 – May 2019

  1. Marcia B. Siegel

    Dear Kim Smith, Thank you for this post and for all your wonderful pictures. I migrated over to this site from GMG because the text there is formatted on my computer so that I have to scroll sideways almost every line. Anyway, I wanted to express my appreciation for your work, not only the technical artistry of your photographs but the curiosity & persistence with which you find and follow the birds.
    -Marcia Siegel

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