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Snowy Plover Status

The table below shows the breeding success of plovers at Sands beach since active management started in 2001.

Year
Adults at breeding
Nests
Nests Hatched
Fledge/nest hatched
Chicks Fledged
1970-2000
few
4 in 30 years
0
0
0
2001
2
1
1
1.0
1
2002
8
9
6
2.3
14
2003
26
24
16
2.5
40
2004
30
92
20
1.9
27
2005
26
63
15
2.0
29
2006
39
42
24
2.0
43
2007
39
65
20
not counted
?
2008
25
57
22
1.5
34
2009
29
65
39
1.6
61

Least Terns Status

Year Pairs Nests Nests Hatched Fledged
2004 6 6 0 0
2005 2 0 0 0
2006 5 5 4 7
2007 4 6 1 ?
2008 1 1 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0

 

Location of Snowy Plover nests at Coal Oil Point Reserve:

nest map

A complete report on the status of the Snowy Plovers at COPR is available upon request by emailing sandoval@lifesci.ucsb.edu

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