Plovers are a group of wading birds that are often found breeding near the coast, on beaches, in open fields or near bodies of fresh water.

Adult plovers tend to be a bit more cautious than adult nightjars, and display evasive behaviours to threats that are 50 to 70 m away. Because of this we are unable to take photos of the adults, and our focus is on their eggs.

It is also tricky to photograph plover chicks, because unlike juvenile nightjars they quickly become mobile shortly after hatching, and run away.

Species of study include:
Kittlitz's plover (Charadrius pecuarius)
White-fronted plover (Charadrius marginatus)
Three-banded plover (Charadrius tricollaris)
Chestnut-banded plover (Charadrius pallidus)
Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)
Crowned plover (Vanellus coronatus)
Wattled plover (Vanellus senegallus)