Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus


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Pierce, A. K.; Dinsmore, S. J.; Jorgensen, D.; Wunder, M. B. 2017. Migration routes and timing of Mountain Plovers revealed by geolocators. Journal of Field Ornithology 88: 30-38.

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Schaffer, J. A.; Igl, L. D.; Johnson, D. H.; Sondreal, M. L.; Goldade, C. M.; Nenneman, M. P.; Wooten, T. L.; Euliss, B. R. 2019. The Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds—Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus). US Geological Survey.

Shackford, J. S.; Leslie, D. M.; Harden, W. D. 1999. Range-wide use of cultivated fields by Mountain Plovers during the breeding season. Journal of Field Ornithology 70: 114-120.

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Tipton, H. C.; Doherty, P. F., Jr.; Dreitz, V. J. 2009. Abundance and density of Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) in Eastern Colorado. The Auk 126(3): 493-499.

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Wunder, M.B. and F.L. Knopf. 2003. The Imperial Valley of California is critical to wintering Mountain Plovers. Journal of Field Ornithology 74: 74-80.

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BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Charadrius montanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.