The Piping Plover
Specific Name: Charadrius Melodus
By Suzanne Nevant
The Region in North Carolina where it is Found
Why it is in Danger of Extinction
It is in danger due to the destruction and modification of its habitat. When people intervene and there is recreational and commercial development along the Atlantic Coast, nests and flightless chicks cannot survive therefore the Piping Plover cannot breed. Not only are the buildings disturbing their habitats, but people simply hanging out on the beach, riding buggies, etc has come to disturb their lives. Another reason that they are in danger of extinction is due to predators such as mink, red fox, raccoons, or skunks destroying their habitat along with humans and even the water they live by can destroy their colonies.