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Kildeer - Heard but not seen at the end of March 2013   Where do these bird migrate to in the winter?

Killdeer (Plover family) - In the sand, on the volleyball court outside my office window (CU).

Killdeer They look so exotic but have a large range. I love watching them.

David McDonald Photography Friendswood Texas Spring migration has been slow so far, but is starting to pick up as we near mid-Ap.

Killdeer.  Every once in a while I see one of these funny little birds running in the street in front of my house.  I had never seen one before except at the beach.

Every once in a while I see one of these funny little birds running in the street in front of my house. I had never seen one before except at the beach.

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE Used to see these near our house in Idaho. Seen on a few occasions near ponds in PA

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE Used to see these near our house in Idaho. Seen on a few occasions near ponds in PA

Mountain Plover  Charadrius montanus  Uncommon winter resident in agricultural fields

Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus Uncommon winter resident in agricultural fields

Bar-tailed Godwit by Mike Barth http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wildfocus/featured/img_9048/

Bar-tailed Godwit

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Killdeer. Saw two of these guys running around the front lawn this week. April. Ontario.

Saw two of these guys running around the front lawn this week.

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. These birds forage for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight. They eat insects and crustaceans, also berries. The breeding habitat of American Golden Plover is Arctic tundra from northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in a dry open area. They are migratory and winter in southern South America.

American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica, is a med-sized plover. Breeds: Arctic tundra from N Can & AK: they nest on the ground in a dry open area: they are migratory & winter in S S.

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I have been enjoying watching a brown headed cow bird try and get attention from a female in our yard. He hops right up to her ruffles his feathers, and has the most amazing sounding bird call.

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American Avocet ~ Recurvirostra americana May Tichfield SK

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a medium-sized shorebird. Adults have yellowish legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and reddish underneath with spotted throat and breast, bars on flanks. The tail has a black and white barred pattern. The winter plumage is largely grey. Their breeding habitat is wet tundra in the far north of North America and eastern Siberia. They nest on the ground, usually near water.

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a medium-sized shorebird…

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