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Piping plover chick roaming Montrose Beach revealed to be a relative of Chicago's beloved Monty

By: Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune

One of the federally endangered piping plover chicks that’s been roaming a North Side beach in recent weeks has ties to a prominent local family.

When the chick, who was rescued in New York state, was brought to Chicago for release at Montrose Beach, members of the relocation team noticed that the chick’s father was born at the same Michigan park as Chicago’s beloved piping plover Monty.

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