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Semipalmated sandpiper

Calidris pusilla


The semipalmated sandpiper is a small shore bird between 5-6 inches in length. It has gray and brown plumage above, a thin, white wing stripe and a white belly. It has a pointed, black bill and black legs.


The semipalmated sandpiper breeds on the tundra. It winters on and migrates along coastal beaches, lake and river shores, mudflats and salt marshes.

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Spotted on Apr 1, 2020
Submitted on May 12, 2020

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