Tag: plover

  • Bird Species P - T

    Bird Species P through T Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) Purple Martin (Progne subis) Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) Purple Martin (Progne subis) Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) Rock Pigeon ...

  • Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)

    The Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris) is commonly found throughout the year in Mexico, Northern Argentina and central Chile, with a few being recorded in Guatemala. They are both coastal and inland birds, and frequent beaches, wetland areas, rivers and even ponds. Adult Collared Plovers are white on their bellies, with a black band across their […]

  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

    The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is probably one of the best known plover species in America. Commonly seen in parking lots, fields and farms, the Killdeer is renowned for its clever predator evasion tactics. A farmer’s friend, the Killdeer is certainly well-worth getting to know. Join us as we learn more about this fascinating bird. America’s […]

  • Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

    The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a tiny shore bird that measures 5.5 inches in length, with orange legs and a stubby little bill. Generally, the adults have white faces with a black stripe across their forehead and a thick band of black across their breast. Some adults have paler breast bands, and at times […]

  • Wild Birds

    Wild birds are found throughout the world. They vary in shapes and sizes from tiny finches to the majestic condors of America. Each species of wild bird is adapted to thrive in its own evironment. For example, hummingbirds are adapted to feed on nectar from tubular flowers, while eagles are adapted to prey on animals […]

  • Official Migratory Bird Havens Now Available in East End Parks

    As part of efforts to boost the success rates of nesting birds in the region, some 2 140 acres of state parkland have been set aside on Long Island’s East End as a conservation area. ...