This Asian plover is found in very small numbers in western Alaska in spring, when its bright pattern makes it unmistakable; it has even nested there. The species has also occurred as a rare stray in scattered areas south of Alaska, including Oregon, California, Alberta, Ontario, New Jersey, and Louisiana.
Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Songs and CallsA short, soft, low-pitched crrik or crrik-crrik.
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