Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Named for its loud, clear call which sounds like "kill-dee-dee, dee, dee", the species arrives in Chaplin soon after the first patches of bare ground appear. Nests consist of shallow depressions, sparsely lined with pebbles and bits of weeds. The Killdeer will sometimes pretend to have a broken wing to distract intruders away from its nest or young.
The Killdeer breeds all across southern Canada and as far south as central Mexico. It winters in the southern United States and northern parts of South America.