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A western snowy plover is pictured this month at the Malibu Lagoon. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
2:38 pm PST December 26, 2017

Every year, the western snowy plover arrives in Malibu. 

The tiny shorebird breeds on Pacific coastal beaches, and Malibu is home to three designated western snowy plover sites: the Malibu Lagoon, a small section of Dan Blocker State Beach, and Zuma Beach. Local activists have had a key role in trying to save this species.