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European Golden-Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

An irregular spring visitor to Newfoundland, sometimes seen in flocks, especially after strong storms over the North Atlantic. A few spring records elsewhere in eastern Canada, and a scattering of late summer and fall records, including some in the eastern United States. Like other golden-plovers, may be seen in shoreline habitats or on open fields.
Family Plovers
An irregular spring visitor to Newfoundland, sometimes seen in flocks, especially after strong storms over the North Atlantic. A few spring records elsewhere in eastern Canada, and a scattering of late summer and fall records, including some in the eastern United States. Like other golden-plovers, may be seen in shoreline habitats or on open fields.
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