Piping PloversCharadrius melodus
Facts About Piping Plovers
- Size: Adults weight 1.5 - 2 ounces, 7 inches long, wingspan of 15 inches.
- Color: In both sexes, upper parts are pale brownish, underparts are white. Black band across forehead over the eye, black ring around base of neck.
- Range: Breed on the northern Great Plains, in the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic Coast (Newfoundland to North Carolina). Winters on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and in the Bahamas West Indes.
- Status: Threatened
Page Photo Credits Piping plover - Don Freiday/USFWS.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015