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looks like a least sandpiper
i actually agree with jeff, i think it's a pectoral sandpiper
could be a Dunlin - Caliris alpina
That second view now makes me think pectoral sandpiper. They do migrate through the central US, including New Mexico. The yellowish legs and sharp contrast between the breast and belly feathers suggest this species.
Those are some muddy legs.
Here a pic from a different angle i don't know if this will help
Do you have any other photos? Curious about the white eyebrow and can't tell if the legs are dark or shadowed. Least Sandpipers have yellow legs.
The long bill suggests western sandpiper.
least sandpiper? not sure
Spotted on Dec 13, 2013 Submitted on Feb 10, 2014
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