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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.

 Reports

1989 SNPL Report

Snowy Plover Breeding Distribution, 1989
Jeff Gore and Charles Chase-FWC. 1989

Report summarizes surveys of breeding populations and nesting habitat of Snowy Plover conducted in 1989 along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.

download (pdf, 685 KB)

2002 SNPL Report

Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2002
Karen Lamonte and Nancy Douglass-FWC. 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.

download (pdf, 5.5 MB)

2006 SNPL Report

Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2006
John Himes and Nancy Douglass-FWC. 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.

download (pdf, 2.25 MB)

Signs

SNPL Sign

Snowy Plover Sign
Chris Burney-FWC. 2009

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.

preview, download (jpg, 1.27 MB)

SNPL Signd

Snowy Plover Sign (do-it-yourself)
Chris Burney-FWC. 2009

Design that can easily be reproduced with a printer and laminator, or by going to a copy center. Learn how, follow these steps.

preview, download (jpg, 2.13 MB)

 

Survey Materials

2010 Snplsurvey

2010 Florida Snowy Plover Survey
Chris Burney-FWC. 2010

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)

 

Band Datasheet

Banded Snowy Plover- field data sheet
Chris Burney-FWC. 2009

Please use this field data sheet when collecting band combinations of banded Snowy Plovers. The form shows the possible colors and locations of bands.

download (pdf, 243 KB)

SNPL ID

Guide to identifying Plovers in Florida
Chris Burney-FWC. 2009

Developed for the annual Snowy Plover Surveys, this guide offers tips on how to separate the various Plover species found in Florida.

download (pdf, 2.96 MB)

 

Educational Materials

2011 SNPL Book

Snowy Plovers Feed and Breed on the Beach- Coloring Book
Coastal Wildlife Club. 2011

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.

download (pdf, 9.3 MB)

Management Guidelines

2012 Raking Guidelines

Guidelines to minimize impacts of mechanical beach raking on beach-dependent bird species along the Flordia Coast
Florida Snowy Plover Working Group. 2012

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.

download (pdf, 93 KB)

 

Have you seen a banded Snowy Plover? Report band combinations here.

 

 



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