Owner Mark Bright

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Pair of Western Snowy Plovers copulating on barren sand/silt flats about 100 feet from open water of channel. Up to 3 Western Snowy Plovers had been observed at the site the day before (4 May 2018) by Clark, R., Tindall, B., and Richardson, D. One of the three is banded, but neither of the two mating individuals are banded. A pair observed copulating at the sandy area to the northwest of Venoco Bridge. At 34.41794 -119.87528. On 14 June 2018, Chris DeLith spotted incubating adult. On 15 June 2018, Beau Tindall reports female sitting on nest for the last week, but as a new plover monitor he did not recognize it as incubation. On 19 June, still incubating. Incubation terminated sometime after that.


  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Pair of Western Snowy Plover copulating on barren sand/silt flats 100 feet from open water channel

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
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