One of the rarest shorebirds. The shore plover can be quite the actor, particularly when parenting instincts come in during the nesting periods. These queens of drama use a “broken wing display" – where they cry in pain and flutter – to draw attention to themselves, and away from the chicks, when a predator may threaten the chicks' safety.
I am very keen on NZ biodiversity and protecting our endemic wildlife. I work in Health & Safety and believe all birds deserve to be healthy and safe too. I am campaigning for the Shore Plover as for too long, BOTY winners have been among our most well-known birds, and now is the time for a critically endangered bird to take the crown. #voteshoreplover #ploverlover