The most distinctive characteristics of the non breeding Dunlin are the brownish head and upper breast, along with white underwings and tail feathers. They have black legs and bills (which is turned downwards just slightly). The aerial maneuvers these small shorebirds perform is amazing.
Spotted along the beach at Griffiths-Priday State Park.
The dunlin has a very wide distribution, occurring across nearly all Arctic regions. Its breeding range stretches from east Greenland, across the Russian Arctic to the Alaskan coast of the Bering Sea. There is also an isolated population that breeds in the east Canadian Arctic.
Lat: 47.12, Long: -124.18
Spotted on Dec 24, 2018
Submitted on Dec 28, 2018
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