Piping plovers and storm recovery: Can the shorebird help us save our beaches? – Slate Magazine

Walking the Long Island, N.Y., beach one afternoon in mid-March, I watched two birds race from the waters edge. Snow had fallen during the weekend, and even my wife, a dedicated Vermonter, turned her back on the Atlantic wind, heading for shelter. But these avian puffs seemed unfazed by the hard haze of sand blowing off the shore. As I approached, they flurried away, hit the icy snow, and tried to disguise themselves in the tattered remnants of the strand.

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