Pacifica Shorebird Alliance
The Snowy Plover
The Snowy Plovers are small well camouflaged birds that locally roost at Pacifica State Beach. They are usually found above the high tide point on the beach, and just below the ground cover across from the water. Prior to heavy traffic at this location, the Snowy Plovers nested on this beach. They are listed as "Threatened" on the federal Endangered Species List.
Learn more about how to reduce the stress on these birds, California State Parks fliers provide very helpful information about the western Snowy Plover and standards for managing California State Parks for this beautiful bird. California State Parks "Frequently Asked Questions" FAQ page provide more information about California State Parks rules and regulations about protections for the western Snowy Plover.
Wildlife experts agree that unmolested roosting and feeding is important to survivability
More information on the Snowy Plover from WesternSnowyPlover.org.
Plovers roosting at Pacifica State Beach
There is currently a concerted effort for the protection of the Snowy Plover on the Pacifica State Beach. Both the Pacifica Shorebird Alliance and members of Pacifica's Open Space Committee are separately addressing this issue with various organizations, including the State of California and the city of Pacifica, but we still need the help and support of the community.
Constant human traffic and dogs near roosting and/or nesting snowy plovers are very detrimental to this animal.