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Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

 


CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.

Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping plovers nesting on Montrose Beach.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Chicago Ornithological Society says the two piping plovers nesting there have hatched at least three eggs. Up to 20,000 people were expected each day of the festival, which featured acts from various musical genres.

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