Piping plover

In Michigan, piping plover’s recovery threatened by another bird

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)The recovery of a tiny bird in Michigan could be derailed by another threatened bird. The endangered piping plover went from 18 breeding pairs in 1993 to roughly 75 pairs in 2016 in the Great Lakes region. But another threatened species in Michigan preys on the tiny bird and could stifle its recovery. The merlin is…