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Upland Plover

upland plover

Another name for this bird is upland sandpiper. Sandpipers are usually seen on the beaches near lake Michigan, but this bird is found in Wisconsin's grasslands, cultivated farm fields, and prairies. This plover is common in eastern parts of the state, but may be seen in the central and western parts of Wisconsin from April to October. Once you hear its perfect song, you will never forget it. Listen for its sweet rolling trill that sounds like "Kip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip."

upland plover

If you're looking for the upland plover, it is usually found alone perching on rocks and posts in order to see above tall grasses. It measures 9-10 inches long, has medium length tan legs, a long neck, and long wings. It also has dark brown on the topside of the wings, but gray on the wing underside with light brown and white on head, neck and belly. Its beak is long with a dark spot near the tip. It has a small head with a dark eyebrow stripe. The upland plover's tail is long and has a dark band at the tips of the feathers. You'll have to look long and hard to see an upland plover, they blend in well with the grasses!



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