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Mountain Plover is one of several shorebird species with declining populations. Photo by Mia McPherson

Mountain Plover

Posted by miam on April 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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Spotting Mountain Plovers on Antelope Island State Park, Utah this morning was a dream come true for me. I was looking for Long-billed Curlews and when one of the curlews flew away I saw some movement off in the distance and pointed my lens at the bird, I would have fallen out of the truck if the door had been open because I knew I was seeing a Mountain Plover, they are rare here in Utah. And then I spotted a second one. I’m blown away!