Piping Plover Film Project

Piping Plover Short Films and ShortShorts

See more shorts and short shorts at the end of the page –

Director’s Note

I began documenting the Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers in May of 2016. What began as a quick trip to the beach to capture a few moments of footage of the recently arrived Plovers 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 along with Plovers that I am documenting at several other north of Boston beaches. 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 what was taking place at Good Harbor Beach.

The film footage, photos, and journals have provided the basis for the forthcoming film and children’s book about Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers. While the film is in production, I have created a lecture programmed am offering that freely to our community. Please see below for a synopsis of the program and a list of hundreds of stories about the threatened Piping Plover.

Lecture Program

The Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers

Through Kim Smith’s photo journal work and short films on the threatened Piping Plover, we can gain can a better understanding of how best to help this tiniest, but most resilient, of shorebirds as it breeds and migrates along the Atlantic Coast.

From courtship to nesting to chick-rearing to fledging, every aspect of the life story of the beautiful Piping Plover is presented through photographs and film footage. We’ll also cover the current status of the bird’s population, learn more about where Piping Plovers spend the winter, and how communities can work together to help Piping Plovers survive on even the busiest of beaches.

The film footage, photos, and journals have provided the basis for the forthcoming film and children’s book about Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers.

For more information abut presenting, please contact Kim Smith at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com

Read more here:

Ambassador Group Works to Protect Gloucester’s Endangered Piping Plovers

UPDATE: Piping plovers are back

The Good Harbor Beach Parking Lot Plovers

In May of 2019, Kim was featured in Audubon Magazine for her work protecting and documenting Piping Plovers, “How Plover Chicks Born in a Parking Lot Spurred a City to Make Its Beach Safer.”

Piping Plover Stories and Photos 2016 –2020

If you would like to read more about Piping Plovers, the following is a (partial) list of several hundred articles and posts from April 2016 to the present. I haven’t yet organized the posts from May 2019 through February 2020 – a task in progress!

February 2020 –

WELCOMING BACK GLOUCESTER’S PIPING PLOVERS AND WHY BANDING OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH NESTING PAIR IS NOT A GOOD IDEA

WHY THE SAND IS PURPLE AND PINK ON CRANE BEACH, PLUM ISLAND, AND OTHER NORTH SHORE BEACHES

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL DUXBURY!

#GLOUCESTERPLOVER ! JOYFUL NEWS TO SHARE – OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH PIPING PLOVERS HAVE RETURNED

WE HAVE A PIPING PLOVER NEST SCRAPE!

CAPE ANN EARLY SPRING WILDLIFE UPDATE

PIPING PLOVERS ARE HERE AND THEY NEED OUR HELP!

THANK YOU GOVERNOR BAKER AND THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION FOR PROTECTING PIPING PLOVERS AT DCR BEACHES!

THANK YOU MAYOR SEFATIA AND THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER FOR FENCING OFF AN AREA FOR THE PIPING PLOVERS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

EARTH DAY 1970 – 2020: FREE DOG POOP

EARTH DAY 1970 – 2020: HOW ARE WE DOING FIFTY YEARS LATER?

RACHEL CARSON’S “SILENT SPRING”

EARTH DAY 1970 – 2020: Why do we see so many more Eagles today than fifty years ago? WITH BEAUTIFUL PHOTO BY DOUG BURGESS!

EARTH DAY 1970 – 2020: “MONARCH BUTTERFLIES MATING” SHORT FILM AND WHY WE PLANT NATIVE WILDFLOWER HABITAT GARDENS!

EARTH DAY 1970 -2020: “GOOD MORNING CHICKS!” PIPING PLOVER SHORT FILM

The Magical Month of May for Migrations in Massachusetts

GOOD NEWS CAPE ANN – THINKING ABUT CHANGING THE NAME “TO BEAUTY BY THE SEA”- EPISODE 6

CALL TO ACTION: GLOUCESTER PLOVERS NEED OUR HELP

NEW YOUTUBE SHOW – BEAUTY BY THE SEA EPISODE #7

WHY ARE THERE STILL NO ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES SIGNS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

WE HAVE THE ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES SIGNS FOR THE PIPLS!!!

BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL FRIDAY AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

AND WE HAVE TWO PIPING PLOVER EGGS

BEAUTY BY THE SEA WITH PIPING PLOVERS MATING! AND WE HAVE TWO PIPING PLOVER EGGS!!! EPISODE 8

PIPING PLOVERS ARE ON TONIGHTS’ CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 6 PM AND WHY EXCLOSURES (the wire cages) ARE IMPERATIVE TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE GOOD HARBOR BEACH PIPLS

WE NOW HAVE THREE EGGS AT #3! THANK YOU ESSEX GREENBELT’S DAVE RIMMER AND MIKE GALLI AND GLOUCESTER’S JOE LUCIDO FOR INSTALLING THE WIRE EXCLOSURE THIS MORNING!

HILARY FRYE, EXTRAORDINARY DUCKLING RESCUER!

BEAUTIFUL SILVERY VIOLET FOGGY SUNRISE AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

UPDATE ON OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH NESTING PAIR OF PIPING PLOVERS

FRIENDS CHECK OUT THIS SUPER INTERESTING AND FAMILY ORIENTED ZOOM WEBINAR I AM PARTICIPATING IN, ALONG WITH WITH JOHN NELSON AND MARTIN RAY

SHOUT OUT TO PIPING PLOVER HELPERS DJ AND JOHN BURLINGHAM!

PIPING PLOVER CHRONICLES – WE LOST A NEST – AND SOME GOOD NEWS

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PIPING PLOVER FIRST HATCH DAY

CALL OUT FOR PIPING PLOVER VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS

BEAUTIFUL PIPING PLOVER SECOND HATCH DAY- MORNING

BEAUTIFUL PIPING PLOVER SECOND HATCH DAY- AFTERNOON

SUPER EXCITING NEWS – THERE ARE NOW TWO PAIRS OF PIPING PLOVERS NESTING AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

SINGING THE PRAISES OF CAPE ANN’S WINGED AERIALISTS- Please join Kim Smith, John Nelson, and Martin Ray for a fun zoom hour of conversation!

OUR SALT ISLAND PIPING PLOVER FAM HAS A SECOND EGG IN THE NEST!

WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO HATCH DAY – PIPING PLOVER AMBASSADORS ARE NEEDED DURING THE AFTERNOONS

OUR GOOD HAROR BEACH PIPING PLOVERS ARE HATCHING!

CAN YOU FIND THREE OF THE FOUR CHICKS IN THE PHOTO TAKEN THS MORNING?

THREE COTTONBALL-SIZED PIPING PLOVER CHICKS IN BEACH CAMO

THREE CHICKS TODAY – I DON’T THINK THE LAST HATCHLING SURVIVED

MASS AUDUBON’S COASTAL WATERBIRD PROGRAM ANNOUNCES 2019 BEST RESULTS IN DECADE

ONLY ONE PIPING PLOVER CHICK

PIPING PLOVER FAMILY ALL THREE PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR!

ONE WEEK MILESTONE FOR OUR LITTLE CHICK!!!

PIPING PLOVER CHICK AND DAD

OUR LITTLE CHICK IS TEN DAYS OLD!

HAPPY FOURTH! AND OUR LITTLE CHICK AND DAD SURVIVED DYNAMITE AND FIREWORKS

MORE EXPLOSIVES AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH BUT LITTLE CHICK AND DAD COME THROUGH THE NIGHT!

STUNNING THUNDER MOON OVER GOOD HARBOR BEACH AND SHERMAN POINT

OUR PIPING PLOVER CHICK IS TWO WEEKS OLD TODAY!

A WEEK WITH THE GOOD HARBOR BEACH RED FOX FAMILY – PART ONE

BEAUTIFUL MORNING AT GOOD HARBOR WITH DAD AND MASTER WORM-CATCHER! AND THANK YOU TO AMBASSADOR SUE FOR DONATING TO GREENBELT!!

DAD AND MARSHMALLOW!

A WONDERFULLY UNEVENTFUL MORNING WITH THE PIPLS!

LINK TO SUE WINSLOW’S ARTICLE FOR NORTHSHORE MAGAZINE ABOUT OUR GHB PIPING PLOVERS

PIPING PLOVER HARASSMENT BY YOUTHS, BEACH RAKING, AND BEACH PARTYGOERS

DAD AND MARSHMALLOW SURVIVE AN EXTRAORDINARILY PACKED GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

HAPPY THREE WEEKS OLD LITTLE MARSHMALLOW!

BEAUTIFUL PAINTBOX GOOD HARBOR BEACH SUNRISE THIS MORNING

PANDEMIC PANDEMONIUM AT CAPE ANN BEACHES

MARSHMALLOW AND DAD THERMO-SNUGGLING

GLOUCESTER’S DPW ROCKS!

PIPING PLOVER CHONICLES CONTINUES!

PIPING PLOVER VIDEO FUNNY FLIPPY FLOPPY FLY THING

MARSHMALLOW ATE A BUTTERFLY THIS MORNING!

MAYOR SEFATIA RESTORES PEACE AND ORDER TO GLOUCESTER BEACHES!

SUNDAY MORNING PIPING PLOVER FAMILY UPDATE

MARSHMALLOW TAKES A BATH!

THANK YOU TAYLOR ANN BRADFORD AND THE GLOUCESTER TIMES FOR THE GREAT STORY ABOUT OUR GHB PIPLS! AND HAPPY FOUR WEEKS OLD MARSHMALLOW!

A FIRST – COMMON TERN AND PIPING PLOVER FAMILIES TOGETHER AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

DAD AND MARSHMALLOW ARE DOING GREAT SADLY, OUR VISITING LITTLE COMMON TERN HAS PASSED

THE OTHER MARSHMALLOW!

WING-POWER! PIPING PLOVER MARSHMALLOW UPDATE AND BUSY BEACH DAYS

HAPPY FIVE WEEKS OLD MARSHMALLOW!

HOW FAR CAN A PIPING PLOVER TRAVEL IN A DAY?

A WEEK WITH THE GOOD HARBOR BEACH RED FOX FAMILY PART TWO – if you are squeamish about baby bunnies, please skip over this post

SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS HAVE ARRIVED!

LEAST TERN BABIES AT BEAUTIFUL WINTHROP SHORE RESERVATION

THANK YOU HEATHER ATWOOD AND KORY CURCURU FOR THE FANTASTIC PIPING PLOVER 1623 STUDIOS INTERVIEW!

ALL GOOD PIPL THINGS TO SHARE!

GOOD EATING AT GOOD HARBOR! IF YOU ARE A BIRD, THAT IS 🙂

FAREWELL MARSHMALLOW, SAFE TRAVELS LITTLE CHICK!

BEAUTIFUL MORNING AT THE CREEK AND THE TREE SWALLOWS ARE MASSING! with video

Stills from 2020

May 2019 -September 2019: List coming soon

April 2018 – May 2019 Piping Plover articles by Kim Smith

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/

2017 Piping Plover articles by Kim Smith

Piping Plovers Have Returned to Cape Ann Beaches!

M is for May Migration Through Massachusetts

PIPING PLOVERS COURTING ON GOOD HARBOR BEACH!!

GOOD HARBOR GOOD MORNING! Featuring Twin Lights, Two Lovers, a Photographer, and Sunrise

You Didn’t Actually Think I’d Want to Live in That Dump Did You?

The Good Harbor Beach Piping Plover Pair Are Struggling and Need Our Help

HOORAY!!! The Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers are Officially Nesting

WHAT ARE THOSE CRAZY BIRDS RUNNING AROUND GOOD HARBOR BEACH PARKING LOT?

Mom, Why are the Plovers in Jail?

Fiesta Baby Plovers!

AWESOME VOLUNTEERS MONITORING THE PIPING PLOVER CHICKS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

HAPPY ONE WEEK OLD BIRTHDAY FOR OUR PIPING PLOVER CHICKLETS, ALL FOUR!!! – AND VOLUNTEER HELP IS MUCH NEEDED FOR THE COMING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

PIPING PLOVER UPDATE: CELEBRATING DAY TEN!

Fire on Good Harbor Beach

Piping Plovers Day Eleven!

Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers Day Twelve

GOOD HARBOR BEACH PIPING PLOVERS DAY THIRTEEN

TWO CHICKS CELEBRATING TWO WEEK MILESTONE, ONE CHICK HANGING ON BY A THREAD

INJURED PIPING PLOVER UPDATE

INJURED PIPING PLOVER UPDATE #2

INJURED (AND NON-INJURED) PIPING PLOVER CHICKS UPDATE

OUR LITTLE PIPING PLOVER CHICK PASSED AWAY

GLORIOUS GOOD HARBOR BEACH SUNRISE

ONLY ONE CHICK SEEN THIS MORNING (*EDITED RE DOGS ON THE BEACH)

What Do Piping Plovers Eat?

Chick Yoga

CELEBRATING DAY TWENTY WITH OUR PIPING PLOVER CHICK–ALMOST-FLEDGLING

OUTSTANDING PIPING PLOVER GROWTH CHART

PIPING PLOVER BIRD BANDING DISORDERS

OUR TWENTY-TWO-DAY-OLD PIPING PLOVER IS AS PLUMP AND PERKY AS A PICKLE

HOORAY FOR OUR TWENTY-THREE-DAY-OLD PIPING PLOVER CHICK!

DAY TWENTY FOUR WITH OUR PIPING PLOVER CHICK/ALMOST FLEDGLING AND WHY MORE DOGS???

THANK YOU JOE LUCIDO!

CELEBRATING DAY TWENTY FIVE WITH OUR PIPING PLOVER CHICK, AND WHAT’S WITH THE PENCIL NECK LOOK?

PIPING PLOVER PATROL UPDATE FROM DAY TWENTY SIX!

CATS AND DOGS AND BIRDS ON THE BEACH: A DEADLY COMBINATION

SHOUT OUT TO PATTY- GOOD HARBOR BEACH #1 VOLUNTEER TRASH-PICKER-UPPER

GOOD HARBOR BEACH MAGICAL MORNING SUNRISE, FOGBOW, LAUGHING GULL, AND HOW VOLUNTEER PAUL SAVED LITTLE CHICK’S LIFE

THE GREAT AUK AT THE PAINT FACTORY! AND PIPING PLOVER DAY 28 UPDATE

LITTLE CHICK LEARNING TO FLY AND OTHER SCARY HAPPENINGS

HAPPY ONE-MONTH-OLD BIRTHDAY MILESTONE TO OUR PIPING PLOVER LITTLE CHICK!

SUPER HIGH TIDES AND LITTLE CHICK IN SLO MO

LITTLE CHICK SUPERSTAR

LITTLE CHICK CELEBRATING FIFTH WEEK MILESTONE! AND CURRENT STATUS UPDATE

EAT, SLEEP, STRETCH, CHECK IN WITH PA, REPEAT

PAPA PLOVER IS MISSING

PIPING PLOVER CHICK DAY THIRTY-SEVEN AND THIRTY-EIGHT AND NO PAPA PLOVER

BRAVO LITTLE CHICK!

WHERE WILL YOU GO LITTLE CHICK?

WHY IS LITTLE CHICK “MISSING” A LEG?

HAPPY SIX WEEK BIRTHDAY LITTLE CHICK!!!

FAREWELL LITTLE CHICK!

POSSIBLE LITTLE CHICK SIGHTINGS!

FRIENDS OF LITTLE CHICK

FRIENDS OF LITTLE CHICK UPDATE

HOW DO HURRICANES AFFECT MIGRATING SHOREBIRDS LIKE LITTLE CHICK

 

2016 Piping Plover articles by Kim Smith

Beautiful Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers

SWAN, DUCKLING, AND PLOVER UPDATE AND HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE GLOUCESTER DPW UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOE LUCIDO FOR DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB CLEANING OUR BEACHES

Good Harbor Beach Storm Sky Drama and Piping Plover Update

Good Harbor Beach Sunrise and Piping Plover Nest

Dog Owner Trouble at Good Harbor Beach and Why It is Not a Good Idea To Ignore Federal Laws

Dog Owner and Trash Trouble at Good Harbor Beach Part Two

How to Tell the Difference Between Male and Female Piping Plovers

Three Actions We All Can Take to Help the Piping Plover Chicks Survive

Meet the Good Harbor Beach Piping Plover Chicks!

Good Harbor Beach Misty Morning Sunrise

The Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers Update With Tips on Observing the Birds

Good Morning Gloucester, Brought to You by Good Harbor Beach

At Good Harbor Beach – Plovers Here There and Everywhere! – Tips on How to ID Piping Plovers, Killdeers, and Semipalmated Plovers

How Do You Say Plover