How to identify

The Golden Plover is a medium-sized plover with a distinctive gold and black summer plumage. In winter the black is replaced by light brown and white. They typically stand upright and run in short bursts. They are very shy and wary while on breeding grounds. In winter they form large flocks which fly close together with rapid, twinkling wingbeats.


Golden Plover

Ruud van Beusekom / xeno-canto


  1. Resident
  2. Passage
  3. Summer
  4. Winter
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

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