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Location: Saint Paul, Pribilof Islands, AK
GPS: 57.1N, -170.3W, elev=28' MAP
Date: June 1, 2012
ID : B13K8970 [4896 x 3264]

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Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY
GPS: 40.6N, -73.8W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V2808 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY
GPS: 40.6N, -73.8W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V2924 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY
GPS: 40.6N, -73.8W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V2819 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Kealia Ponds, Maui, Hawaii
GPS: 20.8N, -156.5W, elev=170' MAP
Date: October 21, 2015
ID : B13K9538 [4896 x 3264]

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Semipalmated Plover Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: August 24, 2010
ID : 7C2V2351 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: August 24, 2010
ID : 7C2V2333 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: August 24, 2010
ID : 7C2V2303 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 31, 2009
ID : 7C2V3802 [3888 x 2592]

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Location: Corpus Christi (Oso Bay), TX
GPS: 27.7N, -97.3W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 29, 2009
ID : 7C2V2731 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Corpus Christi (Oso Bay), TX
GPS: 27.7N, -97.3W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 29, 2009
ID : 7C2V2725 [3888 x 2592]

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Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: August 15, 2009
ID : 7C2V1554 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: August 15, 2009
ID : 7C2V1537 [3888 x 2592]

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Location: Goleta, CA (Coal Oil Point Reserve)
GPS: 34.4N, -119.9W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 13, 2009
ID : 7C2V9978 [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Goleta, CA (Coal Oil Point Reserve)
GPS: 34.4N, -119.9W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 13, 2009
ID : 7C2V9976 [3888 x 2592]

Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Malibu Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.7W, elev=8' MAP
Date: September 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Malibu Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.7W, elev=8' MAP
Date: September 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Semipalmated Plover Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Malibu Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.7W, elev=8' MAP
Date: September 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Semipalmated Plover Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: June 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover.

Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill.

Their breeding habitat is open ground on beaches or flats across northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in an open area with little or no plant growth.

They are migratory and winter in coastal areas ranging from the United States to Patagonia. They are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe, although their true status may be obscured by the difficulty in identifying them from the very similar Ringed Plover of Eurasia.

These birds forage for food on beaches, tidal flats and fields, usually by sight. They eat insects, crustaceans and worms.

This bird resembles the Killdeer but is much smaller and has only one band. The term "semipalmated" refers to its partly webbed feet.



                                     




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