Piping Plover at Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
Bolivar Flats consists of salt water marsh, intertidal mud flats, beach and uplands that were created as beach sediments carried by longshore currents accumulated over the years. Decomposing plant material derived from the salt marsh and delivered by the coastal currents feeds millions of small worms, shrimp and clams which live in the mud flats. Thousands of migrating shorebirds hunt these mud flats and shallows and find a critical resting place during their migration. It is an important winter resting location for thousands upon thousands of shore birds!