Range. - Temperate North America from the southern parts of Canada southward. Next to the Spotted Sandpiper, this bird is the most common of the shore birds in the United States. It is rarely seen in New England, but is common south of there and in the interior of the country to Canada.
They are very noisy birds, continually uttering their "kil-deer, kil-deer" from which they take their name. They nest anywhere on the ground, generally near water, placing their nests in fields, cornfields or meadows. The eggs are drab or greenish buff and profusely spotted with black. Size 1.50 x 1.10. Data. - Refugio county, Texas, May 11, 1899. 4 eggs in a depression on the ground, lined with a few grasses.
A. R. Spaid. NEST AND EGGS OF KILLDEER. SHORE BIRDS.
Kildeer. Semi-palmated Plover.