Piping plovers doing better in NJ, but southernmost pairs still struggling

Piping plover chick

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – More piping plover pairs nested in New Jersey this year — 114 compared with 98 last year — with an average of 1.24 young per nest reaching independence.

That’s a 19% increase in pairs, according to the 2019 nesting results report by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Endangered and Nongame Species Program …

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