Documentation of American Golden-Plover

Observer Information

Reporter:  Greg Mihalik  11895 County Road 251,   Salida, CO  81201
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  American Golden-Plover
First Date/Time:  5/24/2022 7:55:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  5/24/2022 9:55:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  2 hours
County:  Chaffee
Specific Location:  Bassam Park
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Non-breeding


Pasture with floor irrigation.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Kowa TSN-884
Distance:  300 meters
Light:  Overcast and snowing

Description of the Bird

Drab brown head and back.white supercilium curving down behind the eye. Dusky grau breast. Dark legs.  

Found by Greg Mihalik.

Similar Species Discussion

Mountain Plover.

Back is browner. Supercilium not decending behind the eye.

Legs pale.


Resources Used

Photographs, Sibley, and Mark Peterson (reviewer)

Previous Experience



Review of photos

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

8/5/2022 5:59:00 PM
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