Documentation of Piping Plover

Observer Information

Reporter:  Kara Laszczyk  6890 BIGTOOTH MAPLE DR,   COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  80925
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Piping Plover
First Date/Time:  5/4/2022 1:30:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  5/4/2022 1:55:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  20 Minutes
County:  El Paso
Specific Location:  Big Johnson Reservoir
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Breeding


Reservoir shore closest to dirt parking area.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Binoculars and scope.

Description of the Bird

Walking along shoreline or sitting on ground near shoreline. Seen near two Spotted Sandpipers. First reported by Jack Doutrich on 5/3 as a Semipalmated Plover. Steve Getty pointed out that it was a Piping Plover. Small, plump, pale plover; the color of dry sand. In breeding plumage, thin broken black collar across chest, black stripe across forehead, orange legs, and orange bill with black tip. White wingstripe visible in flight.


Notes made DURING observation

Date Documentation Submitted

5/4/2022 4:43:00 PM
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