The Masked Lapwing, scientific name Vanellus miles is typically known as the Spur-winged Plover as a result of every one of its wings is armed with a yellow spur on the ‘elbow’ (or carpal... Read More ⟶
The mountain plover, scientific name Charadrius montanus is a medium-sized ground bird within the plover family (Charadriidae).
It is misnamed because it lives on level land. Unlike most plovers,... Read More ⟶
The piping plover, scientific name Charadrius melodus is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds alongside coastal sand and gravel seashores in North America.
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The Semipalmated Plover is a small plover with a brief bill and yellow-orange legs. It has brown upperparts with white under and a single, darkish breast band. The breast band, sides of the head,... Read More ⟶
The Snowy Plover is a small, pale plover that blends in effectively with its sandy environment. It has a skinny, black bill, darkish grey to blackish legs, darkish patches on both aspects of the... Read More ⟶
The Pacific golden plover, scientific name Pluvialis fulva, or Pacific golden-plover is a medium-sized plover. The genus name is pluvia, meaning "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked... Read More ⟶
American Golden-Plovers have darkish brown upperparts, spangled with gold to pale yellow or whitish. A white stripe extends from the brow, over the eyes, to the wings.
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The Black-bellied Plover is Washington's largest plover. The breeding adult male is strong black from chin to stomach. The upperparts are white or white mottled with black.
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