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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : American Golden Plover
Juvenile American Golden Plover on left, Buff-breasted Sandpiper on right
American Golden Plover (and Buff-breasted Sandpiper!)
Photograph © Andy Robinson
Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
"A few more american waders around at the weeeknd - Buff-Breasted sandpiper at
the butt of lewis with an American Golden plover also there on Saturday. And a
Bairds sandpiper at Borve beach...
Just working on your pics and realised you got a Buff-breasted Sandpiper AND
American Golden Plover in the same shot!!
That was a very good day...
"Yep it was - I'd bumped into Tristan and we were approaching the pool near the
ligthhouse which I saying had the most potential when hey presto up they
Our American Golden Plover Photographs
- American Golden Plover
- Pluvialis dominica
- UK: Just 5 annual records
- WI: Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
- Rare visitor (less than 30 records) BTO
- Breeds: North America
- Winters: South America
- Habitat: tundra (migration mudflats, grazing land)
- Diet: insects, seeds, leaves, berries
- Often when found is in the company of golden plover.
Usually greyer, less yellow-brown than golden plovers, stonger head pattern
- Similar birds : Golden Plover
American Golden Plover records in the Western Isles
Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
The chart below shows how abundant the American Golden Plover is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
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