Piping Plover Habitat (image) US Geological Survey Share Print E-Mail Caption USGS research found regional differences in nesting habitats of piping plovers along the U.S. Atlantic Coast. In Virginia, these shorebirds nest mostly in overwash areas where dunes are flattened by storms. Credit Credit: Sara Zeigler, USGS Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.