Upland Plover, Bartram's Sandpiper
Their native range is the northern midwest United States. However, nowadays, they are known to breed from eastern Alaska south east of the Rocky Mountains through Montana to northern Oklahoma and from there northeast to Pennsylvania, New England and extreme southern Quebec and Ontario. They migrate south to South America to winter in northeastern Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil.
They measure about 12 inches in length, including their long tails. The head is small and dove-like. The necks are long.
The plumage is heavily marbled black and brown on the wings and the back. The neck is streaked with dark brown that extend down to the chest and to the flanks. Below they are whitish.
They have white eye rings and long, yellow legs.