The Aftermath of Sandy finds Birds at the Wrong Destinations
The European Bird the Northern Lapwings have ended up in Southeastern Massachusetts in locations such as Middleboro, Bridgewater, Halifax and on Cape Cod. This is due to the vicious Hurricane Sandy; the birds were pushed of course and have ended up migrating here. They have caused a great facination by the public due to the rarity of the bird in Massachusetts.
Lapwings typically nest from Norway to Spain and then migrate for the winter to Asia and Africa. The , director of Audubon’s Massachusetts Important Bird Areas Program spoke out after several sightings on the Lapwing. He identifies that they are most probably exhausted as Lapwing's do not usually fly long distances and they may stay here for the winter as The Cumberland Farms fields provide conditions birds to regain their strength before possibly moving back to Europe for the summer.