The Black-bellied Plover is Washington’s largest plover. The breeding adult male is solid black from chin to belly. The upperparts are white or white mottled with black. The female is more brownish than black. Juveniles and birds in non-breeding plumage are speckled gray-brown above with a gray-brown breast and white belly. A white rump is visible in all plumages. The breast and sides are heavily streaked in the juvenile. In flight, black axillaries contrast with white under-wing coverts.
First Sighting of Year
|Saturday, September 19, 2015||Popham Rd Phippsburg ME United States|
|Sunday, June 5, 2016||39€“169 Schoppee Point Rd Roque Bluffs ME United States|
|Friday, April 14, 2017||Rettilon Rd Port Bolivar TX United States|
|Friday, February 23, 2018||962€“998 Marina Way Chula Vista CA United States|