Mountain Plover Survey

The Mountain Plover is one of five shorebird species designated as Highly Imperiled under the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan.

The results are in from our 2012 survey of Mountain Plovers in California. What we learned is that this rare and secretive grassland birdis increasingly turning up in Imperial Valley agricultural fields (south of the Salton Sea in southern California). If this trend continues, the Mountain Plover’s shifting habitat could have implications for both agricultural landowners as well as alternative energy producers eyeing many of these lands for solar energy development.

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