Beach Nesting Birds: The Birds of Summer will explore the unique biology and behavior of New Jersey's beach nesting shorebirds, including piping plover, least tern, black skimmers, and American oystercatchers. You will hear about the challenges faced by biologists in trying to protect endangered species on our state's busy tourist-filled beaches, as well as learning about the latest management strategies being implemented and the progress being made towards recovery.
Todd Pover is a Senior Wildlife Biologist for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. He has been involved in the research and management of beach nesting birds, in particular piping plover, in New Jersey and other portions of the flyway for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.