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Spotted Sandpiper
(Actitis macularius)
Spotted Sandpiper
The Spotted Sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird. It is brown above with thin white eye stripe. The underside is white with prominent round black spots. The tail is dark with white on the outside. The legs are yellow bill is orange with a dark tip.... Read more >
Surfbird
(Aphriza virgata)
Surfbird
The Surfbird is a medium-sized shore bird. Outside the breeding season it is a gray bird with yellow legs and short bill. The tail is white with black band at the tip. There is also a white stripe on the wing. During the breeding season, the male... Read more >
Ruddy Turnstone
(Arenaria interpres)
Ruddy Turnstone
The Ruddy Turnstone is a wading bird with wedge shaped bill and fairly short orange legs. The back and wings are gray brown with black mottling. The head is brownish with white streaks. The breast is black with a white patch on the sides. The belly... Read more >
Black Turnstone
(Arenaria melanocephala)
Black Turnstone
The Black Turnstone is a shorebird with dark wedge shaped bill and dark legs. In the breeding season the adults are black above with white eye stripe, white spots on sides of neck and breast. and white underside. In the non-breeding season the back... Read more >
Sanderling
(Calidris alba)
Sanderling
The Sanderling is a small sandpiper. In the breeding season the head, breast, back and wings are reddish brown with dark and light markings. The underside is white. It the non-breeding season the head is pale gray with white face, the back and wings... Read more >
Dunlin
(Calidris alpina)
Dunlin
The Dunlin is a medium-sized sandpiper with fairly long dark bill and moderately long dark legs. In the breeding season it has reddish brown back and reddish brown crown, black belly. In the non-breeding season it is plain brownish gray with white... Read more >
Pectoral Sandpiper
(Calidris melanotos)
Pectoral Sandpiper
The Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized sandpiper with fairly long slightly downward curved bill and fairly long yellowish or greenish legs. The back is reddish brown and black with two thin white stripes along the back. The chest is gray brown... Read more >
Least Sandpiper
(Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper
The Least Sandpiper is a small sandpiper with short neck and longish black bill. The back is reddish brown with black markings, and two thin white lines down the back. The underside is white. The legs are fairly long and yellow. There is some black... Read more >
Rock Sandpiper
(Calidris ptilocnemis)
Rock Sandpiper
The Rock Sandpiper is a medium sized shorebird with medium bill and fairly short yellow legs. In the breeding season, the back is patterned black and reddish brown. The head is white, with grayish patch around ear, and dark brown crown. There is a... Read more >
Wilson's Snipe
(Gallinago delicata)
Wilson's Snipe
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Long-billed Dowitcher
(Limnodromus scolopaceus)
Long-billed Dowitcher
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Marbled Godwit
(Limosa fedoa)
Marbled Godwit
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Long-billed Curlew
(Numenius americanus)
Long-billed Curlew
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Whimbrel
(Numenius phaeopus)
Whimbrel
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Red-necked Phalarope
(Phalaropus lobatus)
Red-necked Phalarope
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Wilson's Phalarope
(Phalaropus tricolor)
Wilson's Phalarope
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Lesser Yellowlegs
(Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs
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Willet
(Tringa semipalmata)
Willet
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Black-necked Stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt
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American Avocet
(Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet
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