Chicago Park District: Beloved piping plover Monty dies

CHICAGO (AP) — A beloved, endangered shorebird in Chicago named Monty the Piping Plover has died. Chicago Park District spokeswoman Irene Tostado says, "It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Monty, one of the Montrose Beach Piping Plovers.” Monty was taken to Lincoln Park Zoo, where he will be tested. Results are expected in about a week. Tamima Itani of the Chicago Piping Plovers _ a collaboration among the Chicago Audubon Society, the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Illinois Ornithological Society _  says “Monty will be very sorely missed.”

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