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Shorebirds, Gulls, and Terns in North America

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  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Noting this now: Alcids are not included here, they were already done on their own thread.

    Covered here are the rest of the Charadriidae, the sandpipers, plovers, dikkops, jacanas, stilts, avocets, oystercatchers, buttonquail, terns, gulls, skimmers, and allies.

    This proved a very interesting one, as many species are very poorly represented on the forum at all apart from the big year posts. A large number of species so far I can find only one or two holders. Many of the shorebirds have no or very few photos at all in the gallery. I suspect holders are very much incomplete here, additional information much appreciated! As normal information used is two years or newer.
     
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    Thick-knees

    Burhinus

    Spotted Thick-Knee (Cape Thick-Knee) (15 holders)

    Audubon
    Fresno Chaffee
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Living Desert
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    Oklahoma City
    Omaha
    Riverbanks
    Safari Niagara
    Safari West
    Seneca Park
    St. Louis
    Zoo Atlanta

    Double-striped Thick-Knee (4 holders)

    Jacksonville
    Toledo
    Toronto
    Tulsa

    Peruvian Thick-Knee (3 holders)

    Gladys Porter
    San Antonio
    Sedgwick County

    Bush Thick-knee (1 holder)

    Sedgwick County


    Egyptian Plover - Pluvianus (4-5 holders)

    Fresno Chaffee?
    Milwaukee
    Philadelphia
    San Diego
    Toledo


    Oystercatchers

    Haematopus

    Black Oystercatcher (5 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Living Coast Discovery Center
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium

    American Oystercatcher (3 holders)

    Jacksonville
    Milwaukee
    Save Our Seabirds


    Avocets, Stilts

    Recurvirostra

    Pied Avocet (2 holders)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    American Avocet (4 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Himantopus

    Black-necked Stilt (8 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Fort Worth
    Lincoln Park
    Los Angeles
    Louisville
    Milwaukee
    N.E.W.
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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    Plovers

    Pluvialis

    Black-bellied Plover (3 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Pacific Golden-Plover (1 holder)

    Honolulu

    American Golden-Plover (isn’t there one somewhere?)


    Charadrius

    Semipalmated Plover (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Wilson’s Plover (1 holder)

    Zoo Tampa

    Killdeer (6 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Columbus
    N.E.W.
    Oklahoma City
    Seattle Aquarium

    Piping Plover (2 holders)

    Lincoln Park
    Toledo

    Snowy Plover (3 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Vanellus

    Long-toed Lapwing (2 holders)

    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Blacksmith Lapwing (5 holders)

    Honolulu
    Milwaukee
    Omaha
    St. Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Spur-winged Lapwing (16 holders)

    Bronx
    Cincinnati
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Living Desert
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Maryland
    Oregon
    Sacramento
    Safari West
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Toledo
    Tulsa
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Miami

    White-headed Lapwing (1 holder)

    National Aviary

    Wattled Lapwing (3 holders)

    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Masked Lapwing (24-25 holders)

    Audubon
    Brevard
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cincinnati
    Columbus
    Lincoln Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    National Aquarium
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma City
    Omaha
    Riverbanks
    Salisbury
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park?
    Toledo
    Tracy Aviary
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Miami
    Zoo Tampa

    Southern Lapwing (5 holders)

    Abilene
    Buttonwood Park
    Cincinnati
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Painted-snipe

    Rostratula

    Greater Painted-snipe - breeding aviary somewhere?


    Jacanas

    Jacana

    Wattled Jacana (2 holders)

    Dallas World Aquarium
    Shedd Aquarium


    Actophilornis

    African Jacana (7-8 holders)

    Cleveland? (listed as Wattled, but photo is African)
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Houston
    National Aviary
    Omaha
    Pinola Conservancy
    San Diego
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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    Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes

    Numenius

    Long-billed Curlew (1 holder)

    Seattle Aquarium


    Limosa

    Marbled Godwit (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Arenaria

    Ruddy Turnstone (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National (supposedly, when bird house reopens)


    Calidris

    Red Knot (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National Zoo (not just yet, or bts)

    Ruff (1 holder)

    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Sanderling (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National Zoo (not yet, or bts)

    Dunlin (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Least Sandpiper (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    New England Aquarium

    Western Sandpiper (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 holder)

    New England Aquarium


    Limnodromus

    Short-billed Dowitcher (1 holder)

    Aquarium of the Pacific


    Scolopax

    American Woodcock (1 holder?)

    Columbus?


    Phalaropus

    Red-necked Phalarope (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Red Phalarope (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Tringa

    Willet (2 holder)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Buttonquail

    Turnix

    Madagascar Buttonquail (4-5 holders)

    Miller Park
    Omaha
    San Diego?
    Toledo
    Tulsa


    Coursers & Pratincoles

    Glareola

    Collared Pratincole (1 holder)

    San Diego
     
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    Gulls, Terns, Skimmers

    Rynchops

    Black Skimmer (any holders?)

    Bronx, Buttonwood Park, New England Aquarium recently but no longer?


    Chroicocephalus

    Bonaparte’s Gull (1 holder)

    Santa Barbara


    Leucophaeus

    Silver Gull (1 holder)

    National Aviary

    Gray Gull (3 holders)

    Brookfield
    Oregon
    Sedgwick County

    Franklin’s Gull (2 holders)

    Abilene
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

    Laughing Gull (6 holders)

    Albuquerque Aquarium
    Bronx
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Honolulu
    Houston


    Larus

    Ring-billed Gull (4 holders)

    Abilene
    Cincinnati
    San Antonio
    Tulsa

    Great Black-backed Gull (1 holder)

    Toledo


    Hydroprogne

    Caspian Tern (1-3 holders)

    Denver Aquarium
    Oklahoma City?
    Tracy Aviary?


    Larosterna

    Inca Tern (20 holders)

    Bronx
    Brookfield
    Cincinnati
    Fresno Chaffee
    Great Plains
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Louisville
    Milwaukee
    National Aviary
    Omaha
    Oregon
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Diego
    Santa Barbara
    Stone
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Tulsa
    Zoo Boise
    Zoo Tampa


    Sterna

    Common Tern (1 holder?)

    New England Aquarium?

    Forster’s Tern (1 holder?)

    Bronx?


    Thalasseus

    Sandwich Tern (1 holder)

    Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

    Royal Tern (1 holder)

    Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science


    Skuas and Jaegers

    Stercorarius

    Pomarine Jaeger (1 holder)

    Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
     
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    Does Bronx not have Eurasian oystercatcher anymore? Very interesting list otherwise, there is quite a difference between species held in Europe and species held in North America (which is understandable).
     
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    Bronx has Common Tern, Black oystercatcher, and Forster's tern. Sylvan Heights has Royal tern. Willowbrook Wildlife Center has Ring-billed gull. 3 Palms Zoo has Laughing gull. Sunset Zoo has Silver gull. Cape May Zoo has Ruddy turnstone. Flint RiverQuarium has Black-bellied plover. Miller Park Zoo has Peruvian thick-knee. Columbus Zoo has American golden plover.
     
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    There is one at Columbus.
    I don't think they still hold.
    No Piping Plover at Toledo this summer. I haven't been in the Lincoln Park bird house for several years, but I don't remember seeing any Piping Plovers in there ever (but maybe there are?)
     
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    Not when I visited in March of this year.

    Knew this was too low so I did some searching around. They are also held at Busch Gardens Tampa, Riverbanks, Fresno, Jackson, Minnesota, Monterey Bay, Phoenix, Happy Hollow in San Jose, and Tracy Aviary.
     
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    Bronx does indeed, I had forgotten they did. It is added and will appear with the next update.

    What's your source on MBA? I know they used to have them, but during my visit in March there was a pair of avocet but no stilts. Watching the aviary cam to see if any turn up.

    EDIT: A pair of stilts are on the aviary cam at present, but so far no avocet. Opposite of what I saw in March. Do they swap them out seasonally anyone know?
     
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    Black-necked stilt, Coastal Wetlands, Birds, Himantopus mexicanus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Also: Aviary Live Web Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
    "Marvel at the long legs of our black-necked stilts..."

    Also: there is a black-necked stilt standing in front of the webcam right now :p
     
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    You're right, didn't notice that. Guess they need to update their website, since we're both currently seeing them! :D
     
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    Avocet pair seen on the cam, looks like both are indeed on exhibit.
     
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    Also kept by Minnesota.
     
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    Not seen or signed this summer. Where did you get this info from?
     
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    When searching ZooChat for woodcock, I ran across a post mentioning them signed but unseen at Columbus, that did fall within the time range. However as there were no farther references, I listed with a question mark as I suspected it was probably gone.
     
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    More surprises from Bay Beach! On my visit today I saw Bonaparte's Gull, Caspian Tern, and a Common/Forster's Tern. I assume they are all new additions.
     
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    Minor update with a few things since the original posting:

    Thick-knees

    Burhinus

    Spotted Thick-Knee (Cape Thick-Knee) (15 holders)

    Audubon
    Fresno Chaffee
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Living Desert
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    Oklahoma City
    Omaha
    Riverbanks
    Safari Niagara
    Safari West
    Seneca Park
    St. Louis
    Zoo Atlanta

    Double-striped Thick-Knee (4 holders)

    Jacksonville
    Toledo
    Toronto
    Tulsa

    Peruvian Thick-Knee (4 holders)

    Gladys Porter
    Miller Park
    San Antonio
    Sedgwick County

    Bush Thick-knee (1 holder)

    Sedgwick County


    Egyptian Plover - Pluvianus (4 holders)

    Milwaukee
    Philadelphia
    San Diego
    Toledo


    Oystercatchers

    Haematopus

    Black Oystercatcher (6 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Bronx
    Living Coast Discovery Center
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium

    American Oystercatcher (3 holders)

    Jacksonville
    Milwaukee
    Save Our Seabirds

    Eurasian Oystercatcher (1 holder)

    Bronx


    Avocets, Stilts

    Recurvirostra

    Pied Avocet (2 holders)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    American Avocet (4 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Himantopus

    Black-necked Stilt (17 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Fort Worth
    Fresno Chaffee
    Happy Hollow
    Jackson
    Lincoln Park
    Los Angeles
    Louisville
    Milwaukee
    Minnesota
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    N.E.W.
    Phoenix
    Riverbanks
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Tracy Aviary


    Plovers

    Pluvialis

    Black-bellied Plover (4 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Flint RiverQuarium
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Pacific Golden-Plover (1 holder)

    Honolulu

    American Golden-Plover (1 holder)

    Columbus


    Charadrius

    Semipalmated Plover (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Wilson’s Plover (1 holder)

    Zoo Tampa

    Killdeer (6 holders)
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Columbus
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oklahoma City
    Seattle Aquarium

    Piping Plover (1 holder)

    Lincoln Park

    Snowy Plover (3 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Vanellus

    Long-toed Lapwing (2 holders)

    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Blacksmith Lapwing (5 holders)

    Honolulu
    Milwaukee
    Omaha
    St. Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Spur-winged Lapwing (17 holders)

    Bronx
    Cincinnati
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Living Desert
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Maryland
    Minnesota
    Oregon
    Sacramento
    Safari West
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Toledo
    Tulsa
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Miami

    White-headed Lapwing (1 holder)

    National Aviary

    Wattled Lapwing (3 holders)

    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Masked Lapwing (24-25 holders)

    Audubon
    Brevard
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cincinnati
    Columbus
    Lincoln Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    National Aquarium
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma City
    Omaha
    Riverbanks
    Salisbury
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park?
    Toledo
    Tracy Aviary
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Miami
    Zoo Tampa

    Southern Lapwing (5 holders)

    Abilene
    Buttonwood Park
    Cincinnati
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Painted-snipe

    Rostratula

    Greater Painted-snipe - breeding aviary somewhere?


    Jacanas

    Jacana

    Wattled Jacana (2 holders)

    Dallas World Aquarium
    Shedd Aquarium


    Actophilornis

    African Jacana (7-8 holders)

    Cleveland? (listed as Wattled, but photo is African)
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Houston
    National Aviary
    Omaha
    Pinola Conservancy
    San Diego
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes

    Numenius

    Long-billed Curlew (1 holder)

    Seattle Aquarium


    Limosa

    Marbled Godwit (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Arenaria

    Ruddy Turnstone (3 holders)

    Cape May
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National (supposedly, when bird house reopens)


    Calidris

    Red Knot (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National Zoo (not just yet, or bts)

    Ruff (1 holder)

    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Sanderling (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National Zoo (not yet, or bts)

    Dunlin (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Least Sandpiper (2 holders)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    New England Aquarium

    Western Sandpiper (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 holder)

    New England Aquarium


    Limnodromus

    Short-billed Dowitcher (1 holder)

    Aquarium of the Pacific


    Phalaropus

    Red-necked Phalarope (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Red Phalarope (1 holder)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Tringa

    Willet (1 holder)

    Aquarium of the Pacific


    Buttonquail

    Turnix

    Madagascar Buttonquail (4-5 holders)

    Miller Park
    Omaha
    San Diego?
    Toledo
    Tulsa


    Coursers & Pratincoles

    Glareola

    Collared Pratincole (1 holder)

    San Diego


    Gulls, Terns, Skimmers

    Rynchops

    Black Skimmer (any holders?)

    Bronx, Buttonwood Park, New England Aquarium recently but no longer?


    Chroicocephalus

    Bonaparte’s Gull (2 holders)

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Santa Barbara


    Leucophaeus

    Silver Gull (2 holders)

    National Aviary
    Sunset

    Gray Gull (3 holders)

    Brookfield
    Oregon
    Sedgwick County

    Franklin’s Gull (2 holders)

    Abilene
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

    Laughing Gull (7 holders)

    Albuquerque Aquarium
    Bronx
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Honolulu
    Houston
    Three Palms


    Larus

    Ring-billed Gull (5 holders)

    Abilene
    Cincinnati
    San Antonio
    Tulsa
    Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    Great Black-backed Gull (1 holder)

    Toledo


    Hydroprogne

    Caspian Tern (2-4 holders)

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Denver Aquarium
    Oklahoma City?
    Tracy Aviary?


    Larosterna

    Inca Tern (20 holders)

    Bronx
    Brookfield
    Cincinnati
    Fresno Chaffee
    Great Plains
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Louisville
    Milwaukee
    National Aviary
    Omaha
    Oregon
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Diego
    Santa Barbara
    Stone
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Tulsa
    Zoo Boise
    Zoo Tampa


    Sterna

    Common Tern (1-2 holders?)

    Bronx
    New England Aquarium?

    Forster’s Tern (1 holder)

    Bronx


    Thalasseus

    Sandwich Tern (1 holder)

    Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

    Royal Tern (2 holders)

    Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Skuas and Jaegers

    Stercorarius

    Pomarine Jaeger (1 holder)

    Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
     
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    Since when has Bronx exhibited Black skimmers and European oystercatchers? In the Aquatic Bird House?