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The Eleventh Day of Christmas

By December 24, 2012

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The countdown to Christmas continues and if you're listening to holiday music, today's related bird family is particularly relevant to the 12 Days of Christmas.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Eleven pipers piping.

Piping is what one member of the Charadriidae bird family is best known for - the piping plover has a pipe-like call that birders will flock to like the music of the pied piper; why wouldn't you be excited to see this nearly endangered species?

Is the piping plover on your life list? Share your sightings in the comments!

Piping Plover
Photo NatureFramingham

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