Get Involved!

If you want to help the Snowy Plover survive, here's how you can get involved!

If you're located near Bahía de Ceuta or plan to visit the area for a bird watching trip check out the Learn More page of this website to learn how to identify birds on your own! Then, with a pair of binoculars, a spotting scope and a notepad, you can contribute your sightings of color banded plovers to the project through our Report a Sighting page!

If you have taken a picture of a color banded Snowy Plover in Northwest Mexico it is likely to be one of our Ceuta birds. Please email it to Clemens (ckuepper (at) and you will receive information where and when your bird was banded. We will also publish your picture on this website if you agree.

We also occasionally have vacancies for field volunteers to work with us full-time from April until July. If you are a student, know Spanish and would like to gain some experience working with fantastic wildlife or carry out a small research project on plovers, this is a great opportunity for you. Please contact Clemens for more information.


Our research and conservation project relies on funding from public funding bodies and bird lovers like you. We are proud to be very cost effective, all the intense monitoring during the breeding season where we work day and night seven days a week for three months is achieved for approximately 10,000 US$.

Literally, every Peso counts for us and we promise that we will get the maximum out of your donation for the good of the Snowy Plover. We like it honest and transparent. All donations will be properly accounted for.

In the future we hope to make is possible to donate directly through this website. If you wish to donate to the Ceuta Snowy Plover Project you can do this through our partner Tracy Aviary who support us through their Dollars for Conservation programme.

Thank You!

The Ceuta Snowy Plover Project is grateful to the following organizations and people for past and present financial support of the work in Ceuta:

2006University of Bath, UK; Leverhulme Trust, UK.

2007University of Bath, UK; Club Rotario La Cruz, Mexico.

2008: European Union (GEBACO); National Geographic Society, USA.

2009European Union (GEBACO); National Geographic Society, USA.

2010German Academic Exchange Service, Germany; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA; Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Mexico; John Strassmeyer, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2011Sonoran Joint Venture; Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Mexico.

From 2006-2011 the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa supported our work with logistics through the program PROTORMAR-UAS.

2012: Nutall Blake Fund, Boston; CONACyT, Mexico.

2013: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund; CONACyT, Mexico.

2014: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund; CONACyT, Mexico.

2015/16: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund

2017/18: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund, Max Planck Society

2019: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund, Max Planck Society, German Research Foundation (DFG)

2020/21: Tracy Aviary Conservation Fund, Max Planck Society, German Research Foundation (DFG), Coastal Solutions Programme