Extinct Animals : Piping Plover
"Unspoiled, undisturbed, clean, sandy beaches on seashores and inland lakes" describes ideal vacation sites. It also describes the ideal nesting requirements of the piping plover, in its breeding range from the Maritimes to Virginia and from the Great Lakes to Alberta and Nebraska.
Once considered a game bird and exposed to many years of spring and fall shooting, it had declined drastically by the early 1900s. Legal protection as a migratory, non-game bird allowed it to make a recovery, but with the increased recreational use of beaches, the plover's survival, particularly in the east, is again threatened.