Snowy plover among oyster shell camouflage
Snowy plover among oyster shell camouflage
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Join us for the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory's annual event to help enhance habitat for western snowy plovers!

Volunteers will join SFBBO staff at Eden Landing Pond E14, which supports a large proportion of San Francisco Bay estuary plover breeding each year. To help improve the breeding success of this threatened species, we will remove predator perches and thin overgrown vegetation that reduces the quality of breeding habitat. We will also spread oyster shells and stomp on the mud to increase pond texture and habitat complexity, which help plovers blend in to evade predators. The depressions left by footprints have the added bonus of providing a nest “scrape” for plovers to lay their eggs in!

Coffee will be provided by Andytown Coffee Roasters (known for their Snowy Plover coffee drink)!

Please register here. Additional information will be provided in the confirmation email.

Please bring:

  • A face covering
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate clothing (work gloves, mud boots, layers, sun protection), and
  • Tools you may have such as shovels or saws.

In accordance with SFBBO's Covid-19 health protocols, all participants will also be required to fill out a health self-assessment form within 24 hours before the event.

Questions? Contact Ben Pearl at [email protected].