Oyster Shell Habitat Enhancement for Breeding Snowy Plovers in Pond E14, Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, 2015

From 2008 to 2014, SFBBO conducted a pilot study investigating the effects of oyster shell habitat enhancement on Snowy Plover nesting success. One hectare test plots were distributed on salt pond bottoms in Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Eden Landing), Hayward, California.

Impact of Salt Pond Restoration on California Gull Displacement and Predation on Breeding Waterbirds - Annual Report 2010

Our objectives are to determine the impact of gulls on breeding snowy plovers and Forster’s terns.; Color-mark California gulls at A6 to determine potential nesting distributions after restoration of A6.; Continue our California gull colony surveys to document current population size.

Report on Nesting Snowy Plover Response to New Trail Use in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

This study addresses these questions: What is the flush rate and flush distance of nesting snowy plovers in response to new trail use around seasonally-dry ponds where birds nest? Do plovers respond differently to people who have disturbed them versus people they have not seen before?