Snowy Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers


Matthew Dodder
 

Sixteen Audubon members met this morning outside a restricted area of the Eden Landing Preserve for a guided walk with SFBBO biologist, Ben Pearl. He led us on a fabulous tour of the closed area. Among the highlights were a large flock of SNOWY PLOVERS (171), a distant PEREGRINE FALCON, WHITE-TAILED KITE and hundreds of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS. Ben described SFBBO’s work with the species including banding and monitoring and the threats to this population from predators. We also had great looks at two juvenile BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS for an added treat.

Matthew Dodder
Executive Director
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society