This website is devoted to protection and recovery of the Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus), a small, rare, threatened shorebird that makes its home on certain beaches on the Pacific Coast. For public agencies, organizations, and land owners involved with plover recovery, we promote communication and partnerships to help make your recovery efforts more effective. For the general public, we encourage you to learn about plovers and how to help to save them and their habitat. Links to educational information are on the left side of the page.

Watch our 11-minute movie for kids about sharing coastal-dune wildlife habitat: "Not Just Mine: Kids and Plovers On The Beach" and enjoy our Kids' Art Signs. Visit "Protecting the Western Snowy Plover" on the Audubon California website; we appreciate their partnership in providing educational information, an outlet for public inquiries, and connections to local volunteer and outreach opportunities.

Plover father brooding

WATCH THE MOVIE on this site!