Baby Birdorable: Killdeer

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Killdeer. Killdeer lay their eggs in a shallow scrape on the ground. Typically 4 to 6 eggs are laid, and incubation lasts 22 to 28 days. The babies can walk very soon after hatching.

Hidden Trio
Hidden Trio by Evan 49
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416 by kenschneiderusa
mother and baby
mother and baby by *foxy_k*
"It doesn't see me....I hope"
"It doesn't see me....I hope" by birdnerd25
DSC_7335-b by hump7
Killdeer Chick
Killdeer Chick by p.curcis
The 14th - Installment 29
The 14th - Installment 29 by emace
Killdeer chick
Killdeer chick by p.curcis

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Killdeer t-shirts & gifts!


Cat on August 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM wrote:
The fifth picture is hilarious! ☻
abigail ross on December 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM wrote:
baby killdeer are super cute! my dad once was attacked by a killdeer gaurding her eggs while he was hunting!
Ann Griffith on May 26, 2016 at 7:21 AM wrote:
Just love these little guys, they zip around, busy,busy,busy!😁
Birder on December 21, 2020 at 5:25 PM wrote:
Cat, It's just the dad is proctecting them.
Spurwing Plover on May 6, 2022 at 8:01 AM wrote:
I saw a Killdeer nest with two eggs in it in someones Driveway they placed Barricade around it to keep the nest safe because Killdeer eat Insects that ruin crops and Gardens

Leave a comment

Comments with links or HTML will be deleted. Your comment will be published pending approval.
Your email address will not be published

Birdorable Bonanza July 15th to 31st

We started Birdorable almost three years ago and in this time have created 183 different cute birds, from Abyssinian Lovebird to Zebra Finch. The first dozen birds we cutified were American backyard birds, like the Cardinal and Blue Jay, and almost all the...

2022 Bonanza Bird #8: Black-faced Spoonbill

Today the Black-faced Spoonbill joins Birdorable! This special bird is native to a small range across eastern Asia. Of all of the six species of spoonbill, the Black-faced Spoonbill has the most limited range, and is the only species...

Glossary of Vulture Terms

We're celebrating Vulture Week because this Saturday, September 5th, marks International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). This commemorative day has been celebrated since at least 2009 and aims to highlight the importance of vultures and vulture conservation through education. In today's post we're sharing some keywords that pertain to...

Bonanza Bird #8: Palm-nut Vulture

Today's Bonanza bird is the Palm-nut Vulture, also known as the Vulturine Fish Eagle. Vultures are sometimes known as nature's garbage collectors, because they mostly feed on carrion - dead animals. The Palm-nut Vulture is the exception to the...