Scientific name: 

Anarhynchus wilsonia 

Wilson’s Plover Fact File

Distribution: Coastal regions of eastern and southern USA, Central America and northern South America. Predominantly resident between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, Migratory either side of that range.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Four.

A. w. wilsonia (Orde 1814)
A. w. beldingi (Ridgway 1919)
A. w. cinnamominus (Ridgway 1919)
A. w. crassirostris (Spix 1825)

Current conservation efforts:



All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest