The piping plover is an endangered species in Michigan and along the Atlantic coastline. This chick is one success story. State and federal agencies have been working to protect and restore their populations all along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Their efforts have been met with continuing success over the years. To learn more about the plover and other endangered species check out: USFWS listings. Photo by: US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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