Was doing volunteer work for the CT gov't, doing summer surveys of local Piping Plover and Least Tern populations.
Killdeer (Martial Cottle Park)
Rare: 2nd United States Record and first for spring. Seen by many observers.
Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. It includes about 350 species and has members in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates or other small animals; however, some are pelagic (sea birds), some occupy deserts and a few are found in thick forest.