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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Unsure of ID of Least Sandpiper.

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I'm leaning towards Western on this one, though I'm not sure. It has a very slight droop towards the end of the bill, a field mark for Western. The yellowish color on the legs I think is just mud. But I could be convinced of Semipalmated as well.

Posted by maractwin about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Typical Sandpipers - Photo (c) Steve Berardi, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
muir's ID: Typical Sandpipers (Genus Calidris)
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Posted by maractwin about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
mikaelb's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Least Sandpipers also have a slightly droopy bill at the end. The yellowish legs and overall reddish brown matches a Least Sandpiper in breeding plumage. A Western would be more gray overall, with reddish brown highlights on its back and head.

Posted by mikaelb about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Typical Sandpipers - Photo (c) Steve Berardi, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
muir's ID: Typical Sandpipers (Genus Calidris)
Typical Sandpipers - Photo (c) Steve Berardi, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Typical Sandpipers (Genus Calidris)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
mikaelb's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
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