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Birds of Cuba, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities



Charadriidae & Pluvialis

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Plovers

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Piping Plover

The plovers are found throughout North America. There are at least six species of plovers seen in Cuba. The American Golden-Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Snowy Plover and the Wilson's Plover are native to the North American continent.

Once considered a gamebird, the plovers were under threat from hunting. Today, the plovers are facing another kind of threat, which is the loss of their habitat. Development of wetlands and the ever-expanding use of sand beaches for recreational use is affecting their feeding and nesting grounds.

Classic Collection of North American Birds