The TLSA supported more than 10% of the biogeographic populations of black-bellied plover
(Pluvialis squatarola), semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris push/a), and dunlin (C.
Foraging behavior of black-bellied plover
Look for whimbrel, long-billed curlew, black-bellied plover
, Pacific golden plover, greater yellowlegs, ruddy turnstone or long- and short-billed dowitcher - species that are many times seen only at this time of year for a period of a few weeks.
3 -- 6 -- color) The aquarium's 1,200-square-foot wetlands exhibit is home to a variety of shorebird species, including, from far left, a pair of ruddy ducks, a black-bellied plover
, a snowy plover and a killdeer, below.
and crabs, and black-bellied plover
ate bivalves and gasteropods, especially Bulla gouldiana.
Shallow water Exposed mudflat Water/mudflat American Avocet* Black-bellied Plover
Willet Greater Yellowlegs Snowy Plover* Long-billed Curlew Lesser Yellowlegs Semipalmated Plover* Marbled Godwit Stilt Sandpiper* Piping Plover* Western Sandpiper Sanderling Dunlin Killdeer* Dowitchers Ruddy Turnstone* Least Sandpiper
A black-bellied plover
, wintering here from its summer range on the arctic tundra.
2002) in TreeNet (Salford Systems, 2003) to assess habitat selection for 12 relatively common shorebird species: American golden-plover (Pluvialus dominica), black-bellied plover
The lower river near Long Beach features significant migrant species, including the western sandpiper, least sandpiper, black-necked stilt, long-billed dowitcher, semipalmated plover and black-bellied plover
(Pluvialis squatarola): Black-bellied plovers
occurred on 15.
In 1995, the red phalarope was the most common species, followed by white-rumped sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), black-bellied plover
(Pluvialis squatarola), and American golden-plover (Table 2).
Conversely, 21 species occurred after 1950 that had not been reported prior to that year: green-winged teal, northern pintail, greater scaup, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, golden eagle, gyrfalcon, black-bellied plover
, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, least sandpiper, white-rumped sandpiper, Thayer's gull, Iceland gull, glaucous gull, American robin, northern wheatear, yellow-rumped warbler, blackpoll warbler, Harris's sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.