Plover Hide and Seek

Plover Hide and Seek

Well it’s finally here, SUMMER! As a born-and-raised San Diegan, I know that one thing is for certain this time of year: the beaches become a popular place to visit[…..]

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Antiki, our California condor chick featured on this year’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Condor Cam, is now over 100 days old and starting to get her “big bird” feathers![…..]

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Both least terns and snowy plovers are ground-nesting birds that nest on barren to sparsely vegetated beaches, but they employ quite different breeding strategies. Over the past couple of months,[…..]

The Art of the Western Snowy Plover’s Nest

The Art of the Western Snowy Plover’s Nest

Unlike most beach-nesting shorebirds, the western snowy plover has taken nesting to the level of an art form. I have been monitoring this threatened species during the nesting season as[…..]

Plovers Protecting Their Progeny

Plovers Protecting Their Progeny

  As the early morning sun begins to warm the sandy beaches at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the Tern and Plover Crew is ready to begin a day in[…..]