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Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G3T3
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
USFS:
BLM:
PIF:


 

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General Description
The Snowy Plover breeds locally inland in south-central Oregon, eastern California, northwestern Utah, southern Arizona and New Mexico, central Kansas, western Oklahoma, and western Texas (Page et al. 2009). This species is a year-round resident along the Pacific and Gulf Coasts and overwinters along the coast of Louisiana (Sibley 2014). In Montana, the Snowy Plover is an accidental species and has been observed in June and September (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



References
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Snowy Plover — Charadrius nivosus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from