Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus. Piping Plovers are an endangered species in the United States. Massive efforts in their three breeding areas, Great Plains, Great Lakes, and Atlantic, have had some success in their species’ recovery. These eggs are showing signs of “pipping”, meaning that the chick is beginning to break out of its egg.Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota, USA©Two Loons/Erin Lehnert
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