Wilson's plover photo by Matt VanWallene / Wikimedia

Wilson’s Plover

You will most likely encounter the Wilson’s plover on barrier islands, sandy beaches, and mudflats. It is fairly common but declining, and has been recorded casually to California and the Maritimes and inland to the Great Lakes.
Its call is a sharp whistled whit. Grating or rasping noises in flight display or when agitated—jrrrrrid jrrrrrid.

Listen to a Wilson’s Plover:

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