Birds Living II by Richard Stade - RStade
<em>Birds Living II</em> by Richard Stade
Semipalmated Plover – Foraging
September – Nova Scotia
L=7.5” ...... WS=19” ...... WT=16 oz Order:
(Shorebirds, Gulls, Auks, Allies) Family:
(Plovers and Lapwings)
The Semipalmated Plover is a common shorebird whose population appears to be increasing – unusual for a plover. Possible explanations for this increase is increased nesting sites in the subarctic due to habitat disturbances by humans and arctic geese, its widespread winter distribution (along the entire Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts of the United States and Mexico), and flexibility as regards food sources.