Hooded Plovers’ record season

Published on 13 April 2021

A pair of Hooded Plovers with a fledged chick at Ochre Cove.

Five hooded plover chicks fledged on Onkaparinga’s beaches this breeding season—a record for the threatened shorebirds.

The five fledglings (chicks that have grown big enough to fly) were born at Port Willunga and Maslin Beach/Ochre Cove, including one from Harvey and Daphne—Onkaparinga’s long-term sweethearts, who the public helped name last year.

It’s a far cry from the breeding season (typically August to March) two years ago, when there were no fledged chicks on Onkaparinga’s beaches.

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