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Lesser Golden Plover (American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica), Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island, Canada

Lesser Golden Plover (American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominica), Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island, Canada

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Uploaded 19 Aug 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The breeding habitat of American Golden Plover is Arctic tundra from northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in a dry open area. They are migratory and winter in southern South America. They follow an elliptical migration path; northbound birds pass through Central America about January–April[ and stage in great numbers in places like Illinois before their final push north. In fall, they take a more easterly route, flying mostly over the western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea to the ...
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