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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

The Killdeer is the most common shorebird seen inland.  It is quite common and widespread throughout most of North America.  During breeding season, from March to July, many of these birds will migrate north to most of Canada and the northern United States.  These birds than fly south to the southern United States, Mexico and Central America.  Killdeer are permanent residents in the southern US and northern Mexico.

In Florida, the Killdeer is a fairly common to abundant resident throughout the state.  Many birds breed here during the summer months, from March through July.  The population swells from July through November as the northern birds migrate south.  Spring migration occurs primarily in March and April.