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Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri

Description:

A heavily streaked sandpiper that can be distinguished from other sandpipers by its rufous patches on its cheek and wings during its breeding season.

Habitat:

Spotted at The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. This long narrow spit extends out over 5 miles. They are coastal migrators that prefer mudflats and sandy beaches.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 10 months ago

Thank you so much, Neil! It was a real treat to see these.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Wonderful spotting. Such a beautifully-marked bird.

Brian38
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Brian38

Sequim, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jul 19, 2020
Submitted on Jul 22, 2020

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