Killdeer – 7/5/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/5/10
Observation Time: 5:35 p.m.
Observation Location: Ward’s Berry Farm
Common Name: Killdeer
Scientific Name: Charadrius vociferus
Comments: This “freshwater sandpiper” was attracted to a puddle in Ward’s field during hot dry weather. A member of the plover family, killdeers lay their camouflaged eggs on the ground without bothering to make a nest.
More Information: Wikipedia