By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is about to give an endangered bird, the piping plover, some space.

The park district is adding three acres along Montrose Beach to give the bird extra room to nest.

That will mean saying goodbye to a few volleyball nets.

The small shorebird species is at the threatened level, but piping plovers have showed up at the Montrose Dunes for two years in a row, so they may keep coming back in more ways than one.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff