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Pacific Golden-Plover Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized shorebird with an upright posture, rather large head, slim neck, long wings, and relatively long legs.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Killdeer, less bulky and slightly smaller than a Black-bellied Plover.

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.1-10.2 in (23-26 cm)
      • Weight: 3.6-3.8 oz (102-108 g)