Thursday, September 30, 2021

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plovers are handsome little birds. Erika and I saw two at the edge of a large flock of Western Sandpipers on the beach near Westport, Washington on 25 September 2021. These plovers nest in northern Canada and winter along the coasts of the United States south to Argentina and Chile. Population estimates are that there are slightly over 200,000 individuals and their numbers appear to be stable (Nol and Blanken 2021).

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