Snowy Plover

white and brown snowy plover on sandy beach
Snowy Plover. NPS.

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Carnivore: Insects, marine invertebrates

Average lifespan: Unknown

Average size: Length: 6–7 in.; Wingspan: 13 in.

Average weight: 1–2 oz.

Did You Know?
Snowy plovers build their nests on beaches, which are often disturbed by human activity. Many organizations have begun to close off beaches during the snowy plover breeding season in order to protect the nesting grounds.

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Snowy Plover

Last updated: November 9, 2018