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Montrose Beach Natural Area Will Expand To Protect Piping Plover Nesting Grounds, Park District Says

The Park District has approved a measure adding 3 acres of beach space favored by the piping plovers to the Montrose Dune Natural Area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Help Prepare Montrose Beach For Return Of Piping Plovers Monty And Rose At Shedd Aquarium’s Action Day

Chicago's favorite bird couple, Monty and Rose, are likely to nest again at Montrose Beach. Here's how you can help prepare for their return.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Fences Off Montrose Beach After Lightfoot Scolds Beachgoers: ‘It’s A Pandemic, People’

Less than 24 hours after Lightfoot's tweets, people continued to gather at the beach, walking around the fencing or entering from a beachfront bar that remains open.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

What Should Chicago’s New Piping Plover Chicks Be Named? A Contest Is Taking Suggestions

Suggested names for Monty and Rose's new chicks must reflect Chicago's "heritage, culture and diversity," according to the birder group.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Beaches Not Opening Any Time Soon, Mayor Lightfoot Says

To beat the heat, the city has opened several cooling centers, is rolling out mobile cooling centers and will reopen splash pads in public parks, Lightfoot said. Check out the list of cooling centers below.

Downtown

4 Fluffy Piping Plover Chicks Hatch at Montrose Beach

New videos show the adorable baby plovers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Piping Plover Chick Hatches At Montrose Beach, First Of Season For Monty And Rose

It's the second consecutive year Monty and Rose have successfully nested at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Famous Piping Plovers Monty And Rose Lay Eggs At Montrose Beach

The four piping plover eggs could hatch by mid-June.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose, Chicago’s Piping Plover Pair, Return To Montrose Beach For Second Year

The birds' nesting efforts could be boosted because the lakefront is closed to the public.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Piping Plovers Return To Montrose Beach — And Lakefront Closure Could Mean More Chicks

Chicago's lakefront closure could be greatly beneficial to the endangered bird species.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Montrose Dog Beach Looks Like A ‘Hellscape’ As The Rising Lake Swallows It Up, But Officials Hope To Save It

Ald. James Cappleman's office is looking into expanding the dog beach into a portion of the people beach to make up for space lost to the lake.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Birders To Celebrate Piping Plover Day With Montrose Beach Cleanup

Events to celebrate Piping Plover Day will be held in Uptown, South Shore and Lincoln Square.

‘Piping Plover Day’ Declared By Governor To Honor Rare Birds That Nested At Montrose Beach

A new documentary on the fight to save the rare piping plovers will debut on Nov. 18, which is now Piping Plover Day in Illinois.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Magical’ Piping Plover Summer Has Come To An End As Last Remaining Chick Leaves Montrose Beach

For the first time since 1955, Chicago has successfully fledged two piping plover chicks. People from all different backgrounds pulled together to protect them, one watcher said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

2 Great Lakes Piping Plover Chicks Are Now Flying Around Montrose Beach, Preparing For Their Journey South

Their mother, Rose, has already flown south, and father, Monty, is expected to leave Montrose Beach any day now.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Sad News From Plover Watch: One Piping Plover Chick Has Died, Leaving Two Chicks Remaining

The chick was rushed to the Lincoln Park Zoo after plover watchers noticed strange behavior. It did not survive despite conservationist's best efforts.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Mamby On The Beach Canceled Due To High Lake Levels And Endangered Birds At Montrose Beach

The cancellation comes after weeks of meetings between event organizers, the Chicago Park District and environmental groups, who wanted the event moved.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Egg Breaking News! 2 Endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover Eggs Have Hatched At Montrose Beach

Bird lovers are calling the event "a huge success story," but the chicks' toughest days are ahead of them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

The First Clutch Of Endangered Piping Plover Eggs Did Not Survive At The Lincoln Park Zoo

The eggs from Montrose Beach's endangered birds were moved to the zoo to try to help them survive.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

These Extremely Rare Great Lakes Piping Plovers Have Nested At Montrose Beach — And They Seem To Love It

The pair have been dubbed 'Monty' and 'Rose' and are one of only 70 remaining pairs of Great Lakes Piping Plovers.