San Diego County, California, US
Dunlin on right, Western Sandpiper on left.
Behind back black-bellied plover
Dunlin? Are these possibly curlew sandpipers? Or stilt sandpipers? Legs seem dark, bill decidedly downturned. Is there a more common alternative for the location?
Ferry Point SP, Q. A. Co., MD November 10, 2014
Folly beach birds
The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in...