A tiny, threatened shorebird that nests on sandy beaches made a small comeback this spring.
For the first time in 70 years, western snowy plovers were found nesting on Los Angeles County beaches, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported.
…The original Santa Monica State Beach nest was located in a restoration area there. Starting late last year, The Bay Foundation installed low-lying fencing and planted native seeds as part of a pilot program.
…Melodie Grubbs, the organization’s watershed programs manager, saw snowy plovers in the area acting like they might be nesting in early April….