Western Snowy Plover Docent/Monitors

City of Newport Beach Natural Resources Department is looking for docents/monitors for the Western Snowy Plover critical habitat area on the lower Balboa Peninsula (between D Street and the Wedge) in Newport Beach.  We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 2-3 days of training (2 hours each training session) and to volunteering at least twice a month or more, on the same day of each week.  Monitors/Docents will be asked to count the amount of Western Snowy Plovers (WSPs) present each shift while also noting various other species and environmental factors to add to the current data collection of species (plant and animal) that is being accumulated for study.  They will also be asked to help promote awareness and education for beach goers by educating them of the presence of the threatened species (ESA) of WSP as well as the fragile habitat that is the Balboa Peninsula. 

If you are interested in this program,please contact Natural Resources Volunteer Team Lead, Aimee Arvidson at aarvidson@newportbeachca.gov or (949) 644-3038.
 


For more information about the Western Snowy Plover, you can visit these sites:

https://www.fws.gov/arcata/es/birds/wsp/plover.html
http://www.westernsnowyplover.org/about.html
https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/nature/snowy-plover.htm
https://www.fws.gov/arcata/es/birds/WSP/documents/WSPCH_June2012/6-19-2012_FR_rule.pdf
http://www.pointblue.org/uploads/assets/education/BeachGuidePDF4webreduced.pdf
http://www.goldenstateimages.com/GSI_search.php?srch=california%20shorebirds&op=ex
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/esa_works/profile_pages/CaliforniaLeastTern.html