We strongly support the nomination of the hooded plover (eastern sub-species) to the schedule of threatened species under the EPBC Act and we have provided supporting information in this submission.
Within Victoria the hooded plover is restricted to open ocean beaches and does not venture inland or even significantly into the larger bays and inlets. This species is distinctive and easy to identify with the probability of misidentification low given that most surveyors would already be familiar with the species.
This species has been the subject of intensive research, particularly in Victoria. The data that has been collected shows that the species is declining over much of its Victorian range.