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Which plovers? Presqu'ile PP, Ontario (1 Viewer)


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I went to Presqu'ile Provincial Park last weekend to enjoy the shorebird migration. This beautiful park is located on Lake Ontario between Kingston and Toronto.

I don't have much experience with Pluvialis plovers in the fall as they don't linger in Ottawa, where I'm from. They are most likely Black-bellied, the most common species during migration, but could any of them be American Golden-plovers? Can anyone confirm these guys' identities? I know the pictures aren't the best.

Thanks for your help!


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Jim M.

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Hi Gillian,

Agree with Nick. As you may know, AGP usually, though not always, in drier, grassier areas than BBP. Note esp. the thick bills.

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cavan wood

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Worth looking for though. Apparently there were some American Golden Plovers there within the last couple of weeks. I was there two weeks ago and had 9 species of shorebird, including two lifers..but no AGP.

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