Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

I enjoyed watching a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Fernhill Wetlands this afternoon. While most Sharp-tailed Sandpipers migrate from Siberia to Australia via the coast of Asia, a few young birds work their way down the west coast of North America before crossing the Pacific. The pattern on this species is quite stunning, at least by shorebird standards.

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1 Response to Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

  1. Michele says:

    That is a pretty little guy. I like the chestnut color. Is it considered “rare?”

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