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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

The Piping Plover is a rare to uncommon winter resident in Florida.  After breeding in the north central United States and southern Canada, they typically arrive in Florida in August or September and leave to head back north in March or April.  They are found along both the east and west coastlines of the state.