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Various shorebirds join plovers in winter migration

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii's Pacific golden plovers, or kolea, get a lot of attention because they graze on lawns, have adapted to the presence of people and return to the same spot year after year. These wonderful birds give us Hawaii residents memorable native wildlife experiences right in our own backyards.</p>
<p>But kolea are just one of the common migratory shorebirds that visit the islands in winter. The others might not dance on our doorsteps, but we don't have to go far to find them, either.</p>
~~

Hawaii's Pacific golden plovers, or kolea, get a lot of attention because they graze on lawns, have adapted to the presence of people and return to the same spot year after year. These wonderful birds give us Hawaii residents memorable native wildlife experiences right in our own backyards.

But kolea are just one of the common migratory shorebirds that visit the islands in winter. The others might not dance on our doorsteps, but we don't have to go far to find them, either. Login for more...



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