Bigger Space At Montrose Beach Dunes Reserved For Endangered Piping Plover

The park district is adding three acres along Montrose Beach to give the bird extra room to nest.

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SUZANNE LE MIGNOT: This endangered bird is called a piping plover. And Chicago is about to give it some space. The park district is adding three acres along Montrose Beach to give the bird extra room to nest. That's going to mean goodbye to a few volleyball nets.

The small shorebird species is at the threatened level. But piping plovers have showed up at the Montrose Dunes for two years in a row now. So they may keep coming back in more ways than one.