Why is Pacifica State Beach particularly important to us?:
Below, a coot feeds at the small estuary found at the Southern end of Pacifica State Beach
Other wetland birds frequently try to use this location as well but are driven away such as the Great Blue Heron.
What are the solutions?
These are the main problems that are all well documented which affect the Western Snowy Plover in a habitat such as Pacifica State Beach. These are also true for the many of the other shorebirds found there as well.
No one is asking to give the beach to the birds. If we just give them a little consideration and some room, we can share this beautiful location.
Note: On February 18th 2014, the California Coastal Commission has approved conservation measures such as signage, symbolic fencing and other protections measures for this location. The Pacifica Shorebird Alliance with a generous grant from the CA Audubon Society is continuing to purchase all materials needed for the first conservation measures that we hope the city will work with us to implement this summer (2014) before next seasons plovers will return only to be driven away again by a habitat that is not protected.
Contact us if you wish to help:
Letting the city of Pacifica know you care will help us far more than donations.