Subsequent to conducting an island-wide survey of Cumberland Island, GA
today, we stopped at the traditional south end roost site to scan the
birds resting there. Amongst the mass of mixed shorebirds was a leucistic
SEPL. About the same time last summer, we recorded a, less pale, leucistic
SEPL at another regional shorebird site.
Also recorded was a ca 10 year old banded SEPL and several recently banded
WIPL. All marked plovers are associated with various research projects
conducted on the national seashore.
Try the URL for two images of the leucistic SEPL. (The web site has
undergone changes and I don't know if the link will function)
PR Leary, Fernandina Beach, FL