New Zealand’s most common plover forages along seashores, estuaries, and riverbeds. You may see them scatter for small invertebrates then stop, then peck, then run again. But listen out – these birds can be quite vocal, giving a “chee-aree-aree” call.
Kia ora! My name is George Hobson and I’m a 16-year-old environmentalist. I’m incredibly passionate about birds and conservation and I am campaigning for the Banded Dotterel to win Bird of the Year 2019.
Banded Dotterels are absolutely stunning! They have such a huge personality packed into a tiny body and their chicks are basically fluffballs on legs. They’re also very endangered, so please help raise awareness for them by voting #1 Banded Dotterel!