Rare Birds Nest In Port Elgin

A rare visitor has decided to call the Port Elgin beach its home for the summer.

A pair of Piping Plovers have set up a nest at the northern edge of the main beach. It’s the first time in recent memory the endangered birds have made their way into Saugeen Shores to nest.

Director of Community Services Jayne Jagelewski says the Ministry of Natural Resources moved in quickly after the nest was discovered and have roped off the area around the nest.¬†They’ve also put up a protective cage inside the restricted area to keep predators out.

Piping Plovers typically remain with their nests until late July or early August, so Jagelewski says the fencing around the nest will likely remain in place all summer.