Snowy Plover Resources
Snowy Plovers are state listed as threatened in Florida since their numbers are precariously low, and they are highly susceptible to habitat loss and disturbance. Consequently, considerable attention has been focused on this species in Florida. Various resources are now available, see below.
Snowy Plover Breeding Distribution, 1989
Report summarizes surveys of breeding populations and nesting habitat of Snowy Plover conducted in 1989 along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.
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Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2002
Report assesses 1) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers wintering in Florida, 2) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers breeding in Florida, and 3) productivity of snowy plovers nesting on Florida beaches.
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Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2006
Report assesses 1) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers breeding in Florida, and 2) nesting succes of snowy plovers on Florida beaches, and makes comparisons with 2002 study.
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Snowy Plover Sign
Limited supply of signs are available. Signs are 8.5''x11'' and printed on corrugated plastic. Contact the FWC Shorebird Partnership Coordinator to request signs.
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Snowy Plover Sign
Design that can easily be reproduced with a printer and laminator, or
by going to a copy center. Learn how, follow these steps.
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2010 Florida Snowy Plover Survey
Includes all materials (Description, protocol, data sheets, etc.) for the 2010 state-wide survey. Contact the FWC Shorebird Partnership Coordinator if you have questions about the survey.
download (pdf, 7.61 MB)
Banded Snowy Plover- field data sheet
Please use this field data sheet when collecting band combinations of banded Snowy Plovers. The form shows the possible colors and locations of bands.
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Guide to identifying Plovers in Florida
Developed for the annual Snowy Plover Surveys, this guide offers tips on how to separate the various Plover species found in Florida..
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Snowy Plovers Feed and Breed on the Beach- Coloring Book
Teach kids the importance of helping protect Snowy Plovers. This coloring book is a great introduction to Snowy Plover biology and what we can do to conserve them.
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Guidelines to minimize impacts of mechanical beach raking on beach-dependent bird species along the Flordia Coast
For areas where beach raking is permitted, information and guidance are provided to minimize the adverse impacts that beach raking has on beach-dependent bird species.
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