Piping plovers

Maine oversees record year for piping plover hatchlings

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)OGUNQUIT, Maine — Maine officials say the effort to protect a rare bird species has met success with a record number of piping plover hatchlings. Maine Audubon says beaches across the state saw 128 piping plover fledglings, a record number since monitoring began in 1981. The Portland Press Herald reports Ogunquit Beach ended up seeing the…