Nature Walk: Killdeer
Desiccating wetlands in late summer provide perfect feeding and loafing habitat for many species of shorebirds such as the Killdeer. They probe mud for insect larvae, stranded minnows, earthworms, and snails or search its surface for insects such as grasshoppers. These birds are especially fond of open fields with little or no vegetation, such as golf courses, mudflats and gravel roads. Nearly everyone has heard their vociferous call (kill-deer).
Where have you seen shorebirds, such as the Killdeer this summer? Have you heard them?
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