Nest on grassy arctic and subarctic tundra and sometimes montane tundra (Johnson and Connors 1996). Typically nest in dense vegetation on lower, dry to moist sites with fewer rocks where sympatric with American Golden-Plover (Connors et al. 1993).
Connors, P. G., B. J. McCaffery, and J. L. Marion. 1993. Speciation in golden-plovers, Pluvialis dominica and P. fulva: evidence from the breeding grounds. Auk 110:9-20.
Johnson, O. W. and P. G. Connors. 1996. American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) and Pacific Golden- Plover (Pluvialis fulva). In The Birds of North America, No.201-202 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists’ Union.