Pacifica Shorebird Alliance
Our Mission -
To engage and educate the public about the protection of local coastal birds and their eco-communities.
As development and human populations continue to reduce our local habitats, we will have increasing pressure on our wildlife. In all of the San Francisco bay area, our habitats are heavily affected and reduced by the surrounding dense populations. Pacifica being a coastal community, is particularly affected in that we have a fragile shoreline along the entire length of our city. Many of our shorebirds are suffering declines in population, and will continue to do so unless we reduce some of the pressures they are currently under.
"Threatened" Snowy Plovers at Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar)
Website audience -
This site is for the average person who is interested in protecting our local shorebirds and maybe learning a little about them and what problems they face here in Pacifica. Hopefully beachgoers will read these pages and understand that with very little effort, the average beachgoer can actually do a lot to help these beautiful shorebirds.
Our current focus, and why -
Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) is a current focus of our group's efforts, and the most sensitive, both in terms of wildlife and public opinion in Pacifica.
Why shorebirds need your help -
Many wildlife experts have clearly defined many activities that are currently very popular at our beaches to be detrimental to the survival of these shorebirds. We need to engage and educate the public as to why it is worth the inconvenience of taking these activities elsewhere and/or limiting them as appropriate.
If we don't protect these habitats, they along with our coastal wildlife will disappear.