Foraging behavior of black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola).
For example, black-bellied plovers (Pluvialis squatarola) exhibit a stereotypical foraging strategy (Baker, 1974), whereas willets (Catoptrohorus semipalmatus) are more versatile.
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.
square-foot wetlands exhibit include two black-bellied plovers, a western snowy plover, a killdeer and two ruddy ducks.
Most common names and taxonomy follow the American Ornithologists' Union, but there are exceptions, including the use of the common name Gray Plover for Black-bellied Plover
(Pluvials squatarola) and the split of Stephen's (Mexican) Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus arizonae) from Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferUS).
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
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
Fishermen with a good sense of curiosity can encounter and enjoy many other unique shorebirds, as well, including oyster catchers, black-bellied plovers
, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, red knots, Hudsonian godwits, whimbrels, white-rumped sandpipers, phalaropes, willets and lesser yellowlegs.
The north central coast of Brazil is the most important wintering area in South America for roseate spoonbills, black-bellied plovers
, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, and willets, and is also critical fez sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, and red knots.
The beaches and the bay-shores attract a variety of overwintering shorebirds, including long-billed curlews, marbled god-wits, black-bellied plovers
, whimbrels, and willets.