2016 International Plover Census in the Turks & Caicos

Two USFWS Migratory Birds Division staff members, Craig Watson and Caleb Spiegel joined International Plover Census Coordinator, Elise Elliott-Smith (USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center) to complete the first ever comprehensive plover and shorebird census in the Turks and Caicos. The census (January 27 – February 4, 2016) covered over 14 islands and islets determined to be promising shorebird …