Devon O’Rourke, a volunteer ranger, mans a scope at North Beach, where a handful of snowy plover nests are under constant scrutiny by biologists hoping to bolster the success of new hatches.  David Briggs

In spite of ravens, wind and sprawling invasive grasses, Western snowy plovers’ nests have nearly tripled at Point Reyes National Seashore since last year.

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