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Upland Sandpiper
2009-02-28 22:30:52

The Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) is a species of shorebird found in open grasslands and fields across central North America and Alaska. It is migratory and winters in South America. It is a very rare visitor to Europe, and mostly only occurs in the Isles of Scilly, where it can be very tame. It used to be known as the Upland Plover or the Bartram's Sandpiper. The genus name...

Green Sandpiper
2009-02-28 22:20:20

The Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) is a species of wading bird that breeds across sub-Arctic Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in southern Europe and Asia, and tropical Africa. This bird has a dark green back, grayish head and breast and otherwise white underparts. The back is spotted heavily in breeding adults. Spotting is less apparent in young birds and less visible in the...

Semipalmated Sandpiper
2007-10-26 13:29:12

The Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris or Erolia pusilla), is a very small shorebird. They are long distance migrants and winter in coastal South America with some going to the southern United States. They migrate in flocks which can number in the hundreds of thousands, particularly in favored feeding locations such as the Bay of Fundy and Delaware Bay. This species is a rare but regular vagrant...

Bairds Sandpiper
2005-06-14 11:48:57

The Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii is a small shorebird. Adults have black legs and a short thin dark bill. They are dark brown on top and mainly white underneath with a black patch on the rump. The head and breast are light brown with dark streaks. In winter plumage, this species is paler brownish gray above. This bird can be difficult to distinguish from other similar tiny shorebirds;...

Red Knot
2009-04-01 13:32:49

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migrate to Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. This species has an extensive range and a large population of about 1.1 million...

Dunlin
2009-03-28 15:54:45

The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a species of wading bird found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of northern Europe, Asia, Alaska, and northern Canada. Europe and Asia populations migrate south to Africa and southeast Asia. Alaskan and Canadian birds migrate to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America. Some northern Alaskan nesting colonies migrate into Asia. It is a highly...

Willet
2005-06-01 20:41:52

The Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) is a large shorebird with grey legs and a long straight dark bill. Their bodies are dark grey on top with contrasting light underbellies. The tail is white with a dark band at the end. The wings have a distinctive black and white pattern. Their breeding habitat is salt marshes in eastern North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico and fresh...