Santa Ana River mouth, Orange Co., 7-06. © John  C. Avise.

Snowy Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

Charadriiformes: Charadriidae

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Crystal Cove, Orange Co., 10-06. © John  C. Avise.

Juvenile, Santa Ana River mouth, Orange Co., 7-06. © John  C. Avise.

Chick, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 7-08. © John  C. Avise.

Crystal Cove, Orange Co., 10-06. © John  C. Avise.
Orange County areas designated in 2012 as Critical Habitat: Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Pacific Coast Population of the Western Snowy Plover; Final Rule