Meet May, our 7-year-old piping plover

May hatched on June 7, 2001 on the beach at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. We know the exact date because the nest he came from was being monitored by the Coast Guard.

By early July of that same summer he was observed with an injured wing, captured and brought to a nearby rehabilitation center. Multiple fractures were found in his left wing and he would never be able to fly again. Fortunately, in August of 2001 he found a permanent home here at the New England Aquarium. You can find him in our shorebird exhibit. He will be 8 years old in a few months!

- Kate

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