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    Black-bellied Plover / Pluvialis squatarola

    : late May-early Jun and late Jul-early Nov with from early May and to late Nov. Most records from the low tide mudflats off Thompson Island. to fairly- on islands with sandy/gravelly beaches such as Ship Island or low-tide exposed rocks and mud such as found between Cranberry and Baker’s Islands. to late Jul-Nov on the .

    Miscellany: Black-bellied Plover, like most of our shorebirds, typically pass offshore or undetected high overhead. Its far carrying whistle, ‘Pee-ur-wee’ is often the first indication of the species’ presence. Listen here.

    Last Updated: May 30th, 2022