Scientific Name: Charadrius vociferus
Population Estimate: 1M, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Found year-round on open ground with low to no vegetation throughout most of the US and into Mexico. Extends to Central America in the winter and up north into Canada in the summer.
Field Notes: A shorebird usually found away from the shore. Typical plover with large eye and short bill. Killdeer is the only plover in the US with two black breast bands.
Personal Notes: Such striking birds, no matter where we find them….