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Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri


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


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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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.

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Sequim, Washington, United States

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

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