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Five-Plover Morning at Fort De Soto

June 6, 2023 - In the spring, the Wilson's Plovers and Snowy Plovers are getting busy building their nests, and the Piping, Semipalmated, and Black-bellied Plovers are getting ready to migrate north.... The Snowy Plovers are my favorites at Fort De Soto.... Read more

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Spring 2022 Shorebirds on Outback Key

May 8, 2022 - It was a five-plover morning: Piping Plover, Snowy Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, and Wilson's Plover.... I saw several banded birds that morning: Piping Plover, Red Knot (2), and Snowy Plover.... I know the Snowy Plover is "Coconut" who was banded last year on this same key.... Read more

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Another Family of Snowy Plovers!

July 19, 2021 - It's a good year for Snowy Plovers at one of my favorite spots on the West Coast of Florida.... Snowy Plover chicks are precocial, meaning that they are born with the ability to feed themselves.... Snowy Plovers are threatened in Florida, with fewer than 200 breeding pairs remaining.... Read more

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Snowy Plover Family Update

June 17, 2021 - Remember the cute little Snowy Plover family from a few weeks ago?... On this same morning, I found another Snowy Plover incubating her eggs.... Read more

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Snowy Plover Family

May 22, 2021 - I didn't just see one Snowy Plover.... The Snowy Plover babies are quite independent.... A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see Snowy Plover babies in Fort Myers.... Read more

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2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - The other trip that we took this spring was to Fort Meyers to photograph Snowy Plovers.... While I'd seen a small handful of Snowy Plovers at Fort De Soto over the years, I'd never seen their nesting habits or their tiny babies - until this year.... Snowy Plover nesting and…... Read more

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Snowy Plover Nests and Babies!!!

June 30, 2019 - For our anniversary, Rich and I headed to Snowy Plover Paradise (a.k.a.... There are only around 220 nesting pairs of Snowy Plovers in Florida.... I've only seen a handful of Snowy Plovers before, on the rare morning at the Fort De Soto North Beach.... Read more

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Early May Shorebirds at Fort De Soto

May 28, 2019 - Possibly the "best" bird of the morning was this Snowy Plover.... The only thing cuter than a Snowy Plover adult is a Snowy Plover chick...and I'm hoping to find one of those some day!... Read more

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Say Goodbye to the Shorebirds

May 18, 2015 - I was walking along the beach and found my big surprise of the morning - two Snowy Plovers were standing at my feet!...  I've only seen a Snowy Plover once before, last fall at Fort De Soto.... Read more

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Lifer Snowy Plover at Fort De Soto!

August 31, 2014 -  I scored a lifer Snowy Plover on North Beach, along with a bunch of Piping Plovers (two banded).... This is my lifer Snowy Plover....  The Snowy Plovers are much more striking with the dark black lines of their breeding plumage.... Read more