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Snowy Plover Updates

Plover and chicks

Male snowy plover with chicks

During the Snowy Plover breeding season, park docents help monitor and protect nesting sites and help create awareness and educate visitors about this threatened species and its life cycle. Visitors have expressed interest in the plovers and are pleased to have staff and docents in the field answering all types of naturalist questions. Through the summer, park staff create updates to let staff, volunteers, and visitors know the latest on what is happening out at the nesting sites. Click on one of the links below to find out how the Snowy Plovers at Point Reyes were doing at the time. To learn more about becoming a Snowy Plover Docent, please visit our Volunteer page.

Plovers at a Glance 2014
Snowy Plover Update - June 12, 2014 (222 KB PDF)

Plovers at a Glance 2013
Snowy Plover Update - July 2013 (103 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - June 6, 2013 (95 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - May 6, 2013 (89 KB PDF)

Plovers at a Glance 2012
Snowy Plover Update - September 8, 2012 (146 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - July 31, 2012 (111 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - July 6, 2012 (77 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - June 8, 2012 (137 KB PDF)
Snowy Plover Update - May 18, 2012 (80 KB PDF)

Check out our Snowy Plover Updates Archive page to find out how the plovers did in years past.

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