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
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