WAREHAM - A resident’s complaint about Little Harbor being neglected when other Wareham beaches were being spruced up for the summer season spurred Town Administrator Derek Sullivan to announce that the beach was indeed, scheduled for cleanup, but the work will be delayed until the piping plovers now nesting there have moved on.

When are the birds expected to move on?

“We think by early July, we are hoping to have the beach cleaned up by July 4 weekend,” said Sullivan.

The tiny birds, which are listed as “threatened” by the state and federal government, like to nest on Massachusetts beaches.

In 1986, there were only 140 breeding pairs of the plovers. Although the population has grown over the past 30 years, there are still less than 10,000 adults, said Mass Wildlife.

Massachusetts is a leader in Piping Plover conservation thanks to the conservation actions of beach managers and landowners. It is believed there are more than 700 breeding pairs in Massachusetts, which is a leader in conserving the birds, according to Mass Wildlife.

WAREHAM - A resident’s complaint about Little Harbor being neglected when other Wareham beaches were being spruced up for the summer season spurred Town Administrator Derek Sullivan to announce that the beach was indeed, scheduled for cleanup, but the work will be delayed until the piping plovers now nesting there have moved on.

When are the birds expected to move on?

“We think by early July, we are hoping to have the beach cleaned up by July Fourth weekend,” said Sullivan.

The tiny birds, which are listed as “threatened” by the state and federal government, like to nest on Massachusetts beaches.

In 1986, there were only 140 breeding pairs of the plovers. Although the population has grown over the past 30 years, there are still less than 10,000 adults, said Mass Wildlife.

Massachusetts is a leader in Piping Plover conservation thanks to the conservation actions of beach managers and landowners. It is believed there are more than 700 breeding pairs in Massachusetts, which is a leader in conserving the birds, according to Mass Wildlife.