Pretty as a plover
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest bird of all?"
Well, technically, among plovers it's the western snowy plover — the fairest of all plovers. Its pale plumage earns it the name "snowy." Humans often intrude on its nest accidentally since it blends in with the sand.
See if you can spot one of these fluffy friends in the Aviary exhibit. While you're here, ask one of our interpreters how the Aquarium is protecting snowy plover populations. Can't make it in? Read about our wild bird rehabilitation program and go birdwatching on our Aviary Cam.