snowy plover


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snowy plover

n.
A small plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) of temperate and tropical regions worldwide, generally tan above and snowy white below.
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In addition, management of beach and dune ecosystems as well as coastal marshes on many Navy installations has proven effective for the western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), salt marsh bird's-beak (Cordylanthus maritimus ssp.
Along the way, you'll pass a beach set aside as a snowy plover preserve.
For example, Eglin Air Force Base and Tyndall Air Force Base maintain coastal areas that provide breeding and wintering habitats for the snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), wintering habitat for the piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and migratory stopover habitat for the red knot (Calidris canutus).
The snowy plover nests on the alkali flats now into September.
On the central coast, the approved projects include work on the Drift Creek Falls trailhead, paving work at the Sutton Lake parking lot, new toilets at Rock Creek and the South Jetty parking areas, new flush toilets at Cape Perpetua, and the eradication of invasive species along the Siltcoos River Trail in order to improve habitat for the threatened Western snowy plover.
The base's 35-mile shoreline is virtually pristine and home to marine mammals and endangered birds such as the least tern and snowy plover, said base spokeswoman 1st Lt.
That change will help both the Oregon silverspot butterfly and western snowy plover.
The group frets about effects that the wild-and-crazy kids will have on breeding and nesting habitat for (we're not making up these names) the California least tern (listed as endangered) and the Western snowy plover (listed as threatened).
Griffith also is an outspoken opponent of restrictions put in place to protect the threatened Western snowy plover.
Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) Outdoor education specialists and plover biologists from the Bureau of Land Management, U.
Several federally threatened and endangered species call the McGrath area home, including the nesting western snowy plover, California least tern and wintering American peregrine falcons.
The small coastal shorebird known as the snowy plover, a threatened species, may be present on the beaches during the cleanup.