18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Semipalmated Plover feeds on a Bay of Fundy tidal flat

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a welcome stopover for migrating shorebirds to rest and feed as they journey north in the spring and south in the fall. This photo shows a Semipalmated Plover on a Bay of Fundy tidal flat on a sunny late summer day. These sweet little Plovers are a joy to watch with their run-and-stop feeding behavior as they comb the mud flats and shorelines for food.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: About 40 miles west of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Camera: COOLPIX B700
Copyright: © Nancy Hamilton