For snowy plovers, a fragile, fluffy kind of hope
Wildlife biologists discovered another western snowy plover nest at Nehalem Bay State Park over the Memorial Day weekend.
It’s been a week of good news for the tiny, threatened shorebird. Last Wednesday, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced the first hatchling in 50 years in that area. Several days later three chicks hatched at the Sitka Sedge Natural Area near Pacific City.