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Cape Hatteras NS home to greatest concentration of migrating endangered piping plovers ever recorded

There is on the sandy southern tip of Cape Hatteras National Seashore a rather nondescript club-shaped stretch of beach that in summer attracts an astonishing number of piping plovers that seemingly treat South Point as a last refueling stop of sorts before winging off to their wintering grounds.

If that fact alone doesn't seem particularly newsworthy, then consider that the hundreds of birds whose future is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act flock to this seaside point on North Carolina's Outer Banks in the greatest concentration of migrating plovers ever recorded.

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