What a disastrous breeding season the Phillip Island Hooded Plovers are having! Of 14 nesting sites, 36 eggs are known to have been laid, only 8 chicks emerged, and none have fledged.
Most of the nesting failures have been due to Raven predation and, to a lesser extent, high tides. It’s hard to know what can be done to improve the situation. Thanks to Jon Fallaw, Phillip Island Nature Parks, for the stats.