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Snowy Plover Nesting Season Officially Begins

February 25, 2021
Snowy plover nesting season has officially begun in Florida, though the snowy plovers of Sanibel don’t typically lay their first eggs until early April. Over the next month, snowy plovers will begin returning to Sanibel’s beaches to find a mate and establish a nesting territory.
SCCF staff will begin roping off nesting areas as they are identified. Please remember to observe wildlife from a respectful distance and stay out of all posted areas. Snowy plovers and their nests are very small and are hard to see due to their incredible camouflage.
If you see a snowy plover, please email 


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