New York Natural Heritage Program
Piping Plover
Charadrius melodus Ord, 1824
Birds
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Craniata

           Class: Birds (Aves)

                Order: Gulls, Plovers, and Shorebirds (Charadriiformes)

                     Family: Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)