Thursday, February 27, 2020

Least Sandpiper

On 20 February 2020, Erika and I counted 68 Least Sandpipers at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. This count is one of the highest for Least Sandpipers in the winter in Washington. The species winters along North American Coasts from Oregon and southeastern Virginia to northern South Amierica. On the Pacific Coast, they are casual north to British Columbia. Least Sandpipers breed across Alaska and Arctic Canada and they are common across the continent during migration. The species is best identified by its brown coloration and yellowish legs.

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