Pacific Golden Plover at UCSB

Jessie Altstatt

HI there,

Today mid-morning I found what is believed to be a Pacific Golden Plover while paying a visit to our local Curlew Sandpiper at UCSB "east" beach. The Golden Plover was loosely associating with a Black-bellied Plover about 200m north of the stairs.  Mark Holmgren helped determine an ID, based on my photos that clearly show only 3 primary feathers extending past the tertials. I have included one photo here, a couple of others in my eBird list:

thanks, Jessie
Jessica Altstatt

Marge and Don Thornton

Golden plover continues

Marge and Don