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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Abundant and widespread in many unforested habitats, including swales, farmland, grasslands, city park playing fields, residential lawns, construction sites, gravel parking lots, and gravel roofs. Basic requirements sandy/gravelly substrate and nearby wet or muddy area for foraging. Generally avoids montane wetlands, although one "confirmed" BBA record from head of Keechelus Lake at 2,500 feet elevation.