Western Snowy Plover
Federally Threatened since 1993, California Bird Species of Special Concern; sharp decline from early 1970’s until early 2000’s, since early 2000’s population increasing
Coastal beaches and open sandy coastal areas, sparsely vegetated dues, salt pans at lagoons and estuaries, some other open areas
Cause of decline:
Coastal development, habitat loss and alteration, predation by introduced species, and recreational disturbance at beaches
Current primary threats:
Habitat loss, increased predation, recreational disturbance of nesting birds
What we’re doing about it:
Point Blue is monitoring, guiding management, and doing education and outreach. Read more about our Snowy Plover Conservation Program.
Visit The State of the Birds San Francisco Bay 2011 and reading the reports and publications in the how you can help section below.
How you can help:
Visit The State of the Birds San Francisco Bay 2011 to view threats and conservation actions for the Western Snowy Plover.