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Plover nests under threat from unleashed dogs

By Staff | Apr 22, 2020


On April 15, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that there were two confirmed snowy plover nests on Sanibel. The first nest was located on April 11. Despite numerous crows in the area, as well as crazy winds and tides, the nest survived. A second nest was located on April 13. Unfortunately, there were dog tracks inside of the protective enclosure and unleashed dogs recently reported in the area. The nest was fine, but beach-goers are reminded to keep dogs out of the enclosures. Help protect the state-threatened birds by always keeping pets leashed and by staying out of posted areas. For questions about snowy plovers, emailshorebirds@sccf.org.