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New River Wetlands, CA

Killdeer Chick
Brawley Ponds, CA

Killdeer, Imperial Dam, AZ

The ever-present Killdeer is usually the first "shorebird" that new birdwatchers find when they start this hobby.  They certainly don't restrict themselves to water, and may even be found nesting on building roofs and gravel roads.  In the Yuma area, look for them around Imperial Dam.