The Piping Plover is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black stripe running along the breast line. This chest band is usually thicker in males during the breeding season, and it is the only reliable way to tell the sexes apart. The bird is difficult to see when it is standing still, as it blends well with open, sandy beach habitats. It typically runs in short spurts and stops.
First Sighting of Year
|Thursday, July 16, 2015||Popham Rd Phippsburg ME United States|
|Saturday, April 23, 2016||437€“443 Island Dr Ipswich MA United States|
|Saturday, June 17, 2017||10 Perkins Farm Ln Phippsburg ME United States|
|Wednesday, May 30, 2018||711 Popham Rd Phippsburg ME United States|