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September 7, 2015

For those interested in the preservation of one of our favorite critters, the (USFW) threatened Western Snowy Plover, please gaze on the latest version of Google maps/earth of the Santa Monica State Beach north:


You will see the clear lines of the Snowy Plover exclosure below Palisades Avenue on the beach!
A fine reason to salute the conservation-oriented City of Santa Monica, its Sustainability and Public Work divisions, Santa Monica Bay Audubon’s continuing sponsorship and monitoring efforts as part of the greater LA County/LA Audubon contribution the the Fish and Wildlife (US and CA) recovery management efforts for a species recognized as threatened by observers for over 80 years.
Yesterday morning (9-6-2015) there were 30 plovers using this shelter from holiday weekend crowds.
Thank you all! The plovers thank you!


Lucien (Lu) Plauzoles, Conservation Chair
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society


  1. September 8, 2015 4:55 pm

    The fence was taken down in Spring just about the same time as the CA Incline project started. (and re-erected in late July) This would make the photo pre-April 20th. The location of the fencing would seem to indicate that the photo was taken in the late fall or early winter since there is a gap between fence and berm edge that disappeared with storm activity.


  2. Chuck & Lillian permalink
    September 8, 2015 11:43 am

    Do you know when the picture(s) were taken? I couldn’t find any birds. Interesting…you can see where 4 pictures come to a corner on the lower inland portion of the fence. I’ve never noticed that before. CVA


  3. C Day permalink
    September 7, 2015 10:21 pm

    I think I found it. The rectangle fairly close to the tide line—toward bay from red roofed houses?


  4. C Day permalink
    September 7, 2015 10:15 pm

    Lu, This is terrific news! Thanks so much for sending it out.

    I’ve been studying the link pictures but for the life of me (my old eyes) I can’t see clear lines of the exclosure. What should I be looking for?

    Thanks. Connie Day


  5. William Stone permalink
    September 7, 2015 9:02 pm

    The google map pointed to in the post is clearly not current. It shows the California Incline open for traffic. The Incline has been closed for construction for months.

    Bill Stone >


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