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Terns, Plovers & the Platte

It’s a story with a twist, much like the braided river it begins on. Along the lower Platte River in Nebraska, the small channels continually split and join, creating sandbars that provide a habitat for least terns and piping plovers. But sandbars are constantly changing and over time river flows have been altered by …

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Research & Monitoring

One early June morning, the folks from the Conservation Partnership climb out of their vehicle onto a sparse, sandy landscape dominated by two colors: beige and blue.

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Appearance & Behavior

Birds were the first flying machines. They knew what to do before the Wright brothers built the first airplane. They are built to do what they need to do.

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Nests, Eggs & Chicks

“Watch where you step,” warned Lauren Dinan, bird biologist with the Nebraska Game & Park Commission. The birds’ nests, eggs and chicks are nearly invisible on the sand and gravel, where they have chosen to breed.

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Why do we Care?

Help measure the bird’s success. Become a citizen scientist.

Citizen science is a project or program where volunteers who are not professional scientists conduct surveys, take measurements or record observations.

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