Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

There are more than 15 records of this species from the Pribilofs, with late May accounting for about half making it the most likely time to observe this species in the islands. The additional four spring records are split between mid-May and early June, while there remain only six records that are not from the spring with two early southbound individuals (likely adults) during mid-July and a further four fall records from late August to mid-October. This species is recorded on a semi-annual basis and considering it is one of the hardiest of shorebird species it could be encountered at nearly anytime during the spring or fall seasons.

Black bellied Plover by Doug Gochfeld 1 - Black-bellied Plover
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
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Photo by Cameron Cox