Photo Credits: Peter Wilton

Photo Credits: Peter Wilton

American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Their average wingspan is 22.4 in. and they weigh 4.3-6.8 oz.

DIET: Their main diet consists of insects, but they also eat seeds.

HABITAT: American Golden-Plovers live in tundra, grasslands, and shorelines.

NOTES: Their common call is “que-dal” or “tuu-u-ee.” They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare