Snowy Plover Updates – 2020

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During the western 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.

Snowy Plover Update - June 28, 2020

June 28, 2020 Posted by: Matt Lau

This is the second update for the month of June and breeding activity has significantly picked up on Point Reyes beaches. Since the June 6 update, we have found an additional 13 new nests and have added two fledglings to the scoreboard. Nest success has been around average, but chick and fledgling survival has been poor so far. Only two out of 15 total chicks that have hatched this season have made it to fledging (not including the three chicks currently on the beach).


Last updated: June 6, 2020

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