Snowy plover nesting season prompts beach restrictions

Salem, Ore. — Spring weather may bring more visitors to the Oregon Coast, and it means nesting season for some wildlife.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department reminds visitors the western snowy plover nests in dry, open sand, in tiny shallow scrapes. They’re easy to miss and to accidentally step on, and the bird will abandon the nest if it’s repeatedly disturbed.

Riding bicycles and driving is not allowed on beaches managed for plovers. Kites and dogs are also restricted until September 15th.

For more information, visit

S. Coast Recreation Restrictions 2016


Northcoast Brochure Maps 2016
N. Coast Brochure Maps 2016

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