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Snowy Plover & Least Tern nesting update

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Blog

We are still taking donations for the additional costs incurred by the unexpected nestings by Snowy Plovers at three Los Angeles County location, and the Least Terns at Malibu Beach. Use the “Donate to or Join SMBAS” button to the right and follow the instructions.
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Least Tern feeding young, Malibu (Chris Tosdevin 7-9-17)

There was a full moon high tide due on the 8th, so on Friday, July 7th, on one of our hotter summer days so far, a group of ten or so met – at noon – to put up a wall of sandbags. After all, the new moon high tide of 7.03 feet on June 23 had wiped out all the nests and unhatched, and if that could be prevented, all to the good.

Sandbags nicely lined up to protect the Malibu nesting colony from the approaching full moon high tide…

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