Snowbirds Monty and Rose leave Montrose Beach; piping plover pair go south for winter
By: Nichole Shaw, Chicago Sun-Times
Monty, one half of the Montrose Beach piping plover pair, left Chicago on Saturday for sunny Texas.
By Sunday afternoon, he was on East Beach in Galveston, spotted by Kristen Vale, the Texas coastal program coordinator for American Birds Conservancy. The trek south is typical for piping plovers, an endangered species, as they seek warmer weather for the winter, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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