Regena Orr's Plover Research -  Environmental Scientist, California State Parks
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Are you a Lover of the Plover? was the title of a Mindwalk presentation given by Regena Orr on March 13, 2006  at the Morro Bay, CA, Museum of Natural History.
Description:  The Western Snowy Plover is a small sand-colored bird that lives and breeds on beaches throughout California. You may already appreciate this small bird, but many people are unaware of its existence, even when it is practically at their feet! Human activity has caused it to become endangered. Though it is fairly abundant locally, elsewhere it is hanging on for survival.  Come hear about the Charadriidae, the plovers and their relatives. The orientation of this talk will be different from plover talks given in Mind Walks in previous years. We are all learning about this little bird!   Biography: Regena Orr, Associate State Park Resource Ecologist, is program coordinator for snowy plover monitoring on State Park lands in the Central Coast. She is also knowledgeable about bats, having given a Mind Walk on this topic in 2005, and been co-leader of the popular Hearst Castle bat program during Bird Festivals.

Regena has graciously allowed us to reproduce below her presentation and related handout materials from that day -- these are Adobe "PDF" files, so  If you need to, get the necessary free Adobe Reader here.

Western Snowy Plover
Photo by Mike Baird
Western Snowy Plover Mindwalk 
(from the PowerPoint presentation)
Western Snowy Plover
Photo by Mike Baird
Western Snowy Plover Look Alikes Handout 
 Western Snowy Plover Training Natural History Note
"Natural History and Population Trends" -- Adapted from U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Western Snowy Plover Pacific Coast Population Draft Recovery Plan,
May 2001
Western Snowy Plover Brochure - Sharing the Beach

The above PDF materials are 2006 Regena M. Orr, Environmental Scientist, California State Parks,
San Luis Obispo Coast District (805) 771-1913 Phone, (805) 771-1915 Fax, rorr at hearstcastle dot com

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