Shoreline Habitat Improvement Project at USACE Albuquerque District’s John Martin Reservoir
This piping plover nest was sited at John Martin Reservoir on May 12, 2020. This photo shows how difficult it is to see the nest and the eggs and how well they blend into the surrounding sandy habitat. This is effective in protecting the eggs from predators. However, it is so effective that the eggs may be difficult for people to see, which may be detrimental for the birds on occasion.

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Photo by: Laura Nelson |  VIRIN: 200512-A-A1412-005.JPG