Photos of the Long Island Sound

Media Center

Media Center, Photo of the Month

Plover Beach

Plover Beach









A piping plover on a beach at Sandy Point in New Haven, The piping plover is a migratory bird that nests along the Long Island Sound coast  from May to June. The bird  is listed as a federally threatened species, a state threatened species in Connecticut, and endangered species in New York. Care is taken every spring by resource managers and volunteers to educate the public about the need to protect the plover’s beach habit. The photo was taken by Jack Silky, a LISS communications intern who is shooting photos and videos at Stewardship Areas such as Sandy Point for the Long Island Sound Stewardship Online Atlas (



Subscribe to receive our e-newsletter, Sound Bytes by providing your email address. Interested in a free copy of our print newsletter, Sound Update? Then also provide your home/company/school address.