Protecting the Western Snowy Plover

October 15th, 2012 · by Garrison Frost

Audubon chapters up and down the West Coast are partnering with state and federal agencies to protect the Threatened Western Snowy Plover. As you can see in the video below, it’s an amazing bird:

Our colleagues at the National Audubon Society are going all out with plovers in the next few weeks, and they’ve set up some amazing online features, including a great story map called Beating the Odds, which tells the story of the Piping Plover. Check out Audubon’s Plover Central for more information, including stories about heroes who are helping plovers all around the country.

But Western Snowy Plovers aren’t the only plovers we have out here on the West Coast. Our friends at Audubon Alaska remind us that the Pacific Golden Plover is a terrific bird. Here’s an article on the Pacific Golden Plover written by Audubon Alaska’s Beth Peluso.

And don’t forget the mysterious Mountain Plover, which we’ll talk about much more in the coming days.

Categories: Audubon California · Audubon Chapters · Bird Habitat · Bird videos · National Audubon Society · Pacific Flyway · Video · Western Snowy Plover

4 Comments so far ↓

  • Claudia

    I climbed a sand dune trail to a remote beach near Morro Bay, rested on a log near the trail head. I sat enjoying the solitude and beautiful ocean. I thought I was alone. A jogger came by from my left
    and over 100 Snowy Plovers took flight from less than 10 feet away from me. I couldn’t ‘t believe I had’t noticed any movement or sound from them.
    I looked closely and discovered that many remained nestled into the sand. Amazing. Thanks for the information and the work you all do.

  • E. O'Sullivan

    Fun to watch and I learned a lot in a few minutes. Thank you, Audubon California.

  • G Crusius

    Lovely to know more about them. We see them in Baja. Thank you.

  • Clark Natwick

    Nice video & good info
    The Pacifica Shorebird Alliance is working hard to protect the Western Snowy Plovers.