Snowy plover chicks are precocial—they are feathered and up and running within hours of hatching. They do not stay inside the posted areas around the nests. When visiting the East End of Sanibel Island, remember that we are guests in the home of snowy plovers and sea turtles and always be respectful.
Keep pets leashed at all times, pick up your trash, and never feed wildlife. Feeding gulls and crows attracts these predators to sensitive nesting areas.
Watch your step, as snowy plover chicks are very tiny and tend to crouch down and hide in the wrack when they feel threatened.
Please send any questions to Shorebirds@sccf.org. Visit SanCapLifeSavers.org for more coastal wildlife tips.
Photos by Shorebird Intern Aaron White