Plovers (family Charadriidae) live all over the world, from arctic tundra to tropical sandbars. There are 66 different species in this family of birds. Some look alike; others are very different. Because people like to live and play where the plovers live and play, many species are becoming threatened or endangered.

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Grey Plover
[ Kids/Teens ] Royal Society for the Protection of Birds shows what they look like, where they live, and what they eat. Hear their call and watch a video. [Video requires free QuickTime download.]
New Zealand Shore Plover
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] See what this small wading bird looks like, where in New Zealand they are found, why they are endangered and what is being done to help.
Piping Plover Atlantic Coast Population
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] See pictures, learn where this shore bird lives, why it is disappearing, and what you can do.
Snowy Plover
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn how these birds can hide in the sand, all the places that they live, and why there aren't as many around. Listen to a recording of their call.
Western Snowy Plover
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about these endangered birds, why it is important to save them, and how to help protect their nesting places.
Western Snowy Plover
[ Kids/Teens ] Find out where this endangered bird builds its nest, who sits on the eggs, what threatens their life, and why everyone should care.
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