Sanderlings and black-bellied plovers are pretty common on Southern beaches in winter in early spring.
It’s a shame the plovers aren’t in breeding plumage. They are actually quite striking birds. Right now, they look like overgrown killdeer. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to go the High Arctic this summer to seem them in those feathers.
Also, I pronounce the word “plover” so that it rhymes with “lover.” That is how it was pronounced on just about every nature show that I ever watched as a child. However, I have heard people pronounce it so it rhymes with “clover.”
The latter pronunciation just sounds wrong to me!