Western Snowy Plovers in California

Learn more about this threatened shorebird

Western Snowy Plovers on the beach. Photo: Mike Baird/bairdphotos.com

Audubon California and local Audubon chapters are devoted to the protection and recovery of the Western Snowy Plover, a small, rare, and threatened shorebird that makes its home on certain beaches on the Pacific coast.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for information, education and community involvement. For the public, we hope to encourage people to learn about plovers and how they can help save them and their habitat. For public agencies, organizations and landowners involved with plover recovery, we aim to promote communication and partnerships that will make recovery efforts more effective.

About the Western Snowy Plover
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About the Western Snowy Plover

A little background about this threatened shorebird.

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Volunteer to help the Western Snowy Plover
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Volunteer to help the Western Snowy Plover

You can help this threatened shorebird at a beach near you.

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Western Snowy Plovers: The gift
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Western Snowy Plover: The Gift

An essay by Rosemary Flamion

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Western Snowy Plover population status and recovery
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Western Snowy Plover - status and recovery

View the status of the species and the USFWS recovery plan for the Western Snowy Plover.

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Western Snowy Plover -- local resources
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Western Snowy Plover - local resources

Information about beaches and Western Snowy Plovers.

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Western Snowy Plover - educational resources
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Spread the word about the Western Snowy Plover

Education resources make it easy to teach others about the Western Snowy Plover.

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Watch for banded Western Snowy Plovers
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Banded plovers

Reporting sightings of banded Western Snowy Plovers can help conservation efforts.

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Youth from Morro Coast Audubon created the video below about the Western Snowy Plover.

Learn more about the Snowy Plover and other shorebirds on our beaches.

   

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