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Snowy Plover

In Birds, Coastal Dunes, Mudflats, Open Beaches, Slough Life by Administrator

High intertidal flats, salt ponds Snowy Plovers lay their eggs directly on bare sand, just above the intertidal zone. The Snowy Plover is a fluffy, pale, sparrow-sized shorebird. Besides Elkhorn Slough, it is native to the Pacific coast from Washington state to Mexico. It can be identified from other similar shorebirds by the dark patches on the sides of its …