Semipalmated Plover is a common small North American plover found on beaches, lakeshores, and tidal flats. This plover has a single dark breast band, the similar Killdeer has two. Unlike most northern breeding shorebirds, it nests on gravel bars along rivers or ponds rather than tundra habitat. The term "semipalmated" refers to its partly webbed feet. Due to their extremely large range, versatile food choice and increasing population the IUCN categorizes this species conservation status as "Least Concern".