Western snowy plover nest
A western snowy plover nests can be extremely difficult to see on the dry sandy beaches where the shorebird nests, as seen in this undated photo. The bird’s nesting season extends from early March through September, with peak nesting occurring from mid-April through mid-August. Chicks reach fledging age about one month after hatching. National Park Service photo.
A nest of brown-speckled snowy plover eggs is difficult to see, even while almost entirely exposed on a sandy beach, surrounded by coastal vegetation.