(Corvallis, OR) -- Visitors to beaches in Oregon are warned to watch out for western snowy plover nesting sites. The birds are threatened and nest in the sand. Their colors make them easily blend into the sand. Oregon Parks and Rec ropes off the nesting sites, so they're easy to avoid. Plover beaches remain open to foot and equestrian traffic below the high-tide line on wet, packed sand. Dogs, vehicles, bikes, camping, burning, flying kites and operating drones are all banned on those beaches. The plover season continues through September 15th.