Killdeer Photo Gallery
Killdeer are observed everywhere from backyards, to mountain meadows with short grass.
What does the Killdeer look like?
Killdeer are shorebirds with light brown backs and long wings with white chests that have two black breast bands. They have white and black patches on their faces, glowing red eye rings and an orange rump. Their black bills are straight and thin.
Killdeer are shorebirds, which often live nowhere near a shore. These noisy birds are common across the country, everywhere from golf courses to pristine mountain meadows. When potential predators approach a Killdeer's nest, they often use a "broken wing" display to lure them away. However if an animal is approaching that will simply crush the eggs, Killdeer will puff up, raise their tail and charge like an angry moose!