Tag Archives: list of Piping Plover articles

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/