Fact Sheet
Western Snowy Plover

Threats to Western Snowy Plovers

The western snowy plover is threatened by human activity on the beaches where the bird lives, primarily because feet and vehicles smash the eggs.

Climate change is projected to cause sea level rise of a foot or more on the West Coast during this century, which is bad news for this and other beach-nesting birds. Increased storm surges may also threaten nests.

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