Scientific Name:

Charadrius melodus


Piping Plover


Piping Plover Fact File

Distribution: Eastern and central North America

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Subspecies: Two

C. m. circumcinctus: south-central Canada; and north-central USA
C. m. melodus: eastern Canada, north-eastern USA

Further reading:

Piping Plover details.

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest