Common Names: Semipalmated plover
Sub-category: Lapwings & Plovers
Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill.
Their breeding habitat is open ground on beaches or flats across northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in an open area with little or no plant growth. These birds forage for food on beaches, tidal flats and fields, usually by sight. They eat insects, crustaceans and worms.