Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva
Charadriidae Members:
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General Comments One of the more remarkable shorebird records for the state was the discovery of a bird identified as this species, around the Salt Pond at Cape Hatteras Point (Dare), on 29 Jul 2019 [Chat 83:113 link]. It remained through 7 Aug 2019 and was observed and photographed by numerous people, with some photos on the Carolina Bird Club Photo Gallery. It has yet to be reviewed by the NCBRC. There are very few records in the eastern US for this species, which breeds in North America only in western AK and winters mainly on Pacific islands and south to Australia.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont No records.
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
1/2*
Attribution LeGrand[2019-11-06], Howard[2019-11-06]