The Migration of the American Golden Plover Through Surinam

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) Science Article 8


American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) has the fame of making a long transoceanic flight in autumn from Nova Scotia to northern South America and after a short stop proceeding to its winter quarters in Argentina. In spring the birds are said to return in a long overland flight more to the west of the southbound route over the Amazonian rain forest, then via central North America to the arctic breeding grounds so that the entire route is in the form of a giant ellipse.

F. HAVERSCHMIDT, Wilson Bulletin: Vol. 81, No. 2

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