Eastern Canada including Quebec, central Alberta, southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba
South Carolina to Florida, the Caribbean (Cuba and the Bahamas) and along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico
The piping plover lives much of its life on sandy beaches, where it feeds and nests. It will nest near rivers, lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, and winter on tidal flats and beaches.
The piping plover runs along the beach, stops, scans for prey and pecks at anything it finds before running off again. The species eats insects and invertebrates.
The piping plover’s young are ready to leave the nest only a few hours after hatching.
BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014) Bird Species Distribution Maps of the World. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 28 November 2014