The Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover. The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, “rain”. It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. The species name fulva is Latinand refers to a tawny colour. During the wintering season migration this shore birds can be spotted among the many flock arrive to Labuan (Victoria) Island Shoal and Shore.