- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Charadriidae
A small dark shorebird with a single band across its chest, the Semipalmated Plover is the most common plover seen on migration in most areas.More ID Info
- Chorlitejo Semipalmeado (Spanish)
- Pluvier semipalmé (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Semipalmated Plover has been seen to swim short distances across small water channels during foraging while on migration. Chicks also swim short distances to follow parents to small islets on shallow lakes
- The oldest recorded Semipalmated Plover was at least 9 years, 2 months old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Massachusetts.