Western Snowy Plover

National Park Service

It's snowy plover nesting season. Wildlife managers are asking the public to observe restrictions in place on Oregon beaches to protect the threatened shorebird.

Four public agencies manage snowy plover nesting areas in Oregon. Lisa Romano with the Siuslaw National Forest says during nesting season certain areas are cordoned off to prevent people and their pets from disturbing the nests.

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Springtime on the Southern Oregon Coast means more people traveling to beaches to catch some sun, or perhaps fly a kite. But, beachgoers share the sand with the Western Snowy Plover, which means observing new restrictions to ensure a successful nesting season for the endangered species.