[wisb] FW: Apostle Islands piping plover update
- From: Mike Duchek <mikeduchek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 21:14:55 -0500
Seeing another post on the subject, I thought I would email about the piping plovers in the Apostle Islands, and here is the response. Maybe if people would like more regular updates, you could see below and encourage them to find a way to make that happen. -Mike Duchek, Madison, Dane Co. > Subject: Piping plovers > To: mikeduchek@xxxxxxxxxxx > CC: Julie_Van_Stappen@xxxxxxx > From: Jim_Nepstad@xxxxxxx > Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:30:13 -0500 > > > Mr. Duchek, > > Thanks for your inquiry about piping plovers. During the past few years, > their nesting activity has been picking up. As a result, we have developed > a cooperative program with the DNR, the Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bad > River tribe, and the Nature Conservancy that has enabled us (among other > things) to have monitors on Long Island throughout the nesting season. > While we have brief weekly reports that we issue to the cooperators, we > haven't extended that to weekly reports for the public. Our own web site > is not updated easily - at least not on a weekly basis. > > I apologize that we haven't found a way to broadcast updates to the larger > world yet. We'll have to give that some thought. > > But just so you know - there are at least three nests that survived to > hatching. 2 nests hatched all 4 eggs, and the third was still producing > last I heard. There are probably at least 10 plover chicks running the > beach on Long Island as I type. > > If you have any other questions, Julie Van Stappen (715-779-3398, x211 or > julie_van_stappen@xxxxxxx) would be the best person to check in with. > > Jim Nepstad > Chief of Planning and Resource Management > Apostle Islands National Lakeshore > 415 Washington Avenue > Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814 > 715-779-3398 x102 (voice) > 715-779-3049 (fax) > jim_nepstad@xxxxxxx (e-mail) > #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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