Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) with chick along the Lake Michigan shoreline near Glen Haven in the Sleeping Bear Dunes NL. The endangered Great Lakes population of Piping Plovers relies heavily on the Sleeping Bear Dunes NL for its survival.

DrewSmith_SleepingBearDunesNL_025.jpg

1 of 1

Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) with chick along the Lake Michigan shoreline near Glen Haven in the Sleeping Bear Dunes NL. The endangered Great Lakes population of Piping Plovers relies heavily on the Sleeping Bear Dunes NL for its survival.

Copyright © Drew Smith Photography, LLC


Keywords:
wildlife
bird
endangered
shorebird
Piping Plover
Charadrius melodus
chick
baby
beach
shore
Lake Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
SLBE
NPS
sand
cobble
nest
Glen Arbor
Michigan
Great Lake