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Family Charadriidae

HAWAII

Pluvialis fulva

Winter plumage, Sandy Beach, Oahu

Winter plumage, Hanauma Bay, Oahu

 

Summer plumage, Hawaii Kai, Oahu

PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER    KOLEA

Common sight on lawns & grassy fields from August to April.  Nests in Arctic region during summer.  Tracking studies have found that they can fly at least 30 mph and cross the North Pacific in four days.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet