BREEDING RECORD FOR THE SEMIPALMATEDPLOVER AT OCEAN SHORES, WASHINGTON

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Science Article 4

abstract

On 23 June1 973, at Ocean Shores,Grays Harbor County, Washington, Eugene Hunn and I observed an adult Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) in breeding plumage calling incessantly and diving at us as close as 15 feet. The bird seemed to be defending a territory in a flat sandy area covered with pebbles and broken seashells, surrounded by sand dunes, and situated near the tip of a milelong sands pit extending from the southern tip of the Ocean Shores peninsula in to the mouth of Grays Harbor.

JAMES R. MORRIS JR., Western Birds 5:22, 1974

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