The Semipalmated Plover is a small species of shorebird found in parts of North and South America. They breed across much of Canada and Alaska, and winter along coasts of the Gulf of Mexico and South America. It closely resembles the Ringed Plover found in Eurasia.
Semipalmated Plovers have webbing between their front toes. Chicks and adults have been observed swimming small distances to reach new feeding areas. These little birds feed on invertebrates from both freshwater and saltwater sources.
The conservation status of the Semipalmated Plover is Least Concern as of July 2014, and their population trend is stable.