What’s A Snowy Plover…?

Snowy Plovers are a threatened bird species on the endangered list. They are shorebirds, and make nests in the sand.

Here are some fun facts about them:

  1. The mother will try to divert a predators attention away from the nest, by making loud noises, and distracting movements.
  2. There are normally 3 eggs in a nest. (Though not always.)
  3. They eat aquatic bugs, worms, seeds, and sand flies. (And probably more that I don’t know.)
  4. They sometimes line their beach nests with seashells.
  5. Snowy Plovers sometimes mistake kites with predators, making them run away, wich causes the eggs to get cold.

I hope you learned a little about Snowy Plovers!