Snowy PloverThe Snowy Plover (charadrius alexandrinus) is a small light coloured shore bird with dark patches on the head, neck, and behind the eyes. They prefer flat, open coastal beaches, dunes, and near stream mouths. They nest in a simple scrape in the sand, laying 1 to 3 eggs which parents share incubation duty. They are an endangered species in North America due to habitat loss and particularly nesting disruption from increased recreational and construction projects along beaches.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.