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Common Name:Killdeer
Scientific Name:Charadrius vociferus
Family:Charadriidae (Plovers)
Area:Elkton Community Education Center - Elkton, Oregon
Date:April 11, 2012

You may hear the shrill cry of the Killdeer before you see it. They are great at calling attention to themselves in an effort to lure you away from their nesting site, which is on the ground. Killdeers are common year around residents of the Pacific Northwest and South.

Village School - Eugene, Oregon - - - June 5, 2012 - photo by Robin Scott

Elkton Community Education Center - Elkton, Oregon - - - April 5, 2012

chicks -- Mehl Creek Rd - Elkton, Oregon - - - May 28, 2012

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa, & Opperman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America