Two Rivers Beach
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy. 49
31 October, 2011
Madera WTP, Madera, CA
Dunlin (transitional plumage) Waukegan Beach Lake County IL August 2009 Jeff Skrentny FB0801 IMG_0877
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...