American Golden Plover.
Not so special gray-brown birdie.
Dad said, a lot of people wouldn’t think twice to look at this bird, but this golden plover’s one of the greatest travelers in the world.
Wikipedia says it breeds in the Arctic tundra, then flies all the way down to Argentina and back, all in one year.
It shows up on beaches of Guatemala. On farms in Illinois.
Nine inches long, but he travels hundreds of thousands of miles in his lifetime.
This gray bird must has seen some amazing things.
And that’s the bird that everybody underestimates.