Safe for now
This little guy is a western snowy plover. They're on the federal endangered species list, and one of their protected habitats is Ormond Beach in Oxnard. This little strip of beach is home to many endangered birds. Sadly, it's also home to industrial polluters and urban taggers. Unfortunately, Oxnard is strapped just like other cities, and may not have the funding to continue maintaining Ormond as a wildlife habitat. They are considering options to allow developers to have access to areas adjacent to and near the protected beaches.
What a tragedy that would be.