- 6.3–7.9 in
- 1.9–2.5 oz
- Pluvier de Wilson (French)
- Chorlo pico grueso (Spanish)
- Wilson's Plover is named for early ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who collected the type specimen in May 1813 at Cape May, NJ, where this species is (and was) only a rare visitor.
Ocean beaches, lagoons, and salt flats.
Crustaceans, especially fiddler crabs, worms, insects.
No known trends in populations. Listed as threatened or endangered in some states.
- Corbat, C. A., and P. W. Bergstrom. 2000. Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia). In The Birds of North America, No. 516 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.