I hope this article finds you safe and well. Despite the pandemic, the beach-nesting bird season is in full swing for the Wilson’s plover.
The Wilson’s plover is a shorebird that breeds on beaches along the Texas coast. Though it is not federally protected, it is certainly a species we should be concerned about due to its population decline. The Wilson’s plover is considered threatened and endangered in some parts of the country, but because the majority of the population nests in Texas, it is not protected by the state here.