Common Birds of Wallowa Lake


Best known for their broken wing act, this plover can be found almost anywhere, though they do prefer shorelines. About 9" in length.

killdeer 6 12 17 01Killdeer will lead you away from their ground nest and babies with the trusty old broken-wing act. 

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Their chicks are little chips-off-the-old-block. You'll be lucky to see them though; they dart quickly into cover and remain motionless even when you get within inches.

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