Piping Plovers, People, and Their Story
Why did the arrival of two tiny birds cause such a flurry of excitement in Ohio this year? Why did over 100 people rally together to protect them? Experience the heartwarming and adventurous story of Piping Plovers Nish and Nelly, along with the humans discovering their own lives changing from the experience.
Come join us for the next screening! Details here
We Won an Award!
We won the First Time Filmmakers Award at the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette, Michigan! Thanks to Fresh Coast for the wonderful festival experience!
Over 100 volunteers contributed thousands of hours during the Summer of 2021 to monitor the Piping Plover family that nested in Ohio for the first time in over 83 years.
Help Share Their Story!
Two Ways to Help:
Donations help support Ploverville's outreach and goals to get important answers about Piping Plover migration and life cycle mysteries. Where do they go? Why do some go missing and never make it back to the Great Lakes? This project aims to help find out by supporting the use of telemetry on birds. Each tiny chip will tell researchers what habitat needs most protected, what dangers they may face, and where their migration routes are. By supporting this film and our goals, you are helping to save a critically endangered population!
Get a fun Piping Plover shirt and not only do all funds support the project, you'll be sharing the joy of Pipers wherever you wear your shirt! There are several fun designs, including different colors for each state.
Donate directly at the link below through our special fund through Black Swamp Bird Observatory and your gift is tax deductible!
DONATE TO THE PLOVERVILLE PROJECT HERE!
Thank you to the following people and organizations for your support and collaboration!
Kimberly and Kenn Kaufman
Pat and Dan Sydlowski
...and many more!