I recently finished a 7-part series on Western Snowy Plovers, which is now posted on the Malibu Patch blogsite.
It was written for a general audience, primarily to increase local awareness of the plover's presence, and focuses on the plovers in L.A. County.
However, the general information pertaining to WSP's in California should be of interest to California birders.
If you have any comments or suggestions, you can leave them on the blogsite (although you must first 'register' with them) or you can email me directly.
In any particular part, you should be able to directly access the other parts, but if you can't, here they all are.
#1 The Snowy Plovers: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-on-surfrider-beach
#2 History and Problems: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-history-and-problems
#3 Nesting and Wintering: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-nesting-sites
#4 Population Fluctuations: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-population-change
#5 Back on the Beach: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-back-on-the-beach
#6 The Plover Watchers: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-on-surfrider-beach-part-vi-the-plover-watchers
#7 The Future: http://malibu.patch.com/blog_posts/western-snowy-plovers-the-future
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society
North Hills, Ca.
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