Beach Combing Find

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Beach Combing Find
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Due to the king tides and storm activity, my recent Hendry's walk was full of interesting discoveries along the shore. I walked west along the beach and found this snowy plover warning sign (fully intact with pole still attached) past the point. 

I'm wondering if readers might know where this sign might have originally be installed. Goleta Beach? Or further? 

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beachsong Jan 25, 2019 04:00 PM
Beach Combing Find

Sandy Plover area is just north of Isla Vista, Coal Oil Point.

VinSB Jan 25, 2019 12:50 PM
Beach Combing Find

Does anybody else recall seeing these signs along Santa Barbara beaches sometime in the past decade or so?

oceandrew Jan 24, 2019 01:12 PM
Beach Combing Find

The nearest snowy plover habitat is in the dunes of Sands beach off Deveraux slough.

tagdes Jan 24, 2019 08:04 PM
Beach Combing Find

There are actually 2 nearer , both eBird hot spots, with up to 50 in late Dec. at the Mission Creek Outfall and at least 20 yesterday at East Beach.

a-1566401997 Jan 24, 2019 12:32 PM
Beach Combing Find

Lots of angry people up in Lompoc re the beach closures. They sometimes advertise 'plover BBQ'. Funny, ha. ha. NOT! One of them probably pulled up the pole and threw it into the surf.

a-1566401997 Jan 24, 2019 09:16 AM
Beach Combing Find

Female plovers lay the eggs on the ground in a nice little nest and then she takes off for greener pastures (Cabo?). The male/daddy sits on the eggs and raises the chicks until they fledge. Before they fledge, they run along by daddy and often will hide under him for protection. Geese pick feathers from their breasts and make a nice downy bed for their eggs. Most ducks, geese, and quail like the ground for nesting. Burrowing owls often nest and roost in the ground burrows made by ground squirrels. Please have a heart and help protect all of them. BTY, when you enjoy your down jacket or pillow...often it is at the expense, pain and suffering, of a goose.

a-1566401997 Jan 24, 2019 09:08 AM
Beach Combing Find

UCSB Snowy Plover habitat, Sands Beach/Coal Oil Point.

REX OF SB Jan 24, 2019 09:00 AM
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The beaches at Surf and around VAFB are posted off-limits to people annually from March 1 to September 30, because the snowy plover is an endangered species and won't stop breeding on the ground instead of in trees. You can't make this stuff up.

Mellowmoods Jan 24, 2019 08:57 AM
Beach Combing Find

Probably from Surf Beach... crazy that the sign post was still attached to make it all the way down here.

Bug Girl Jan 24, 2019 08:53 AM
Beach Combing Find

Possibly farther north, I believe I remember seeing that sort of sign around either Jalama or Gaviota?

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