- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Experts say the appearance of piping plovers at a northwestern Pennsylvania beach indicates the area is becoming hospitable again for birds that once nested there.

Piping plovers stopped nesting at Erie’s Presque Isle Beach in the mid-1900s. They hadn’t been seen in the area for about a half-century.

The Great Lakes population of piping plovers has been on the endangered species list since the 1980s.

But conservationists tell the Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/2aAJLaH ) a male plover arrived at the beach in May and has been trying - so far unsuccessfully - to find a mate.

This is the sixth consecutive year that at least one piping plover has been seen on the Lake Erie peninsula


Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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