Montrose Beach's Monty the Piping Plover passes away

Monty and Rose
Chicago's famous piping plovers Monty and Rose Photo credit Alison Newberry

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Monty, the well-known and much-loved piping plover that began nesting at the Montrose Beach in 2019 has passed away.

Chicago Piping Plovers, a group dedicated to conserving piping plovers, which are an endangered species, announced the news in a tweet.

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Monty along with his partner Rose, were the first of the species to breed at Montrose Beach in decades.