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Spotted Sandpiper

June 26, 2020 - The Spotted Sandpiper arrives early and leaves late. It breeds in most of Canada and the United States, a true continent...
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Ruddy Turnstone

June 17, 2020 - The Ruddy Turnstone is usually seen on its southward migration often with reduced flumage highlights. It is a tame bird...
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Least Sandpiper

May 31, 2020 - The Least Sandpiper is a denizen of the coastline often foraging among the kelp and weeds captured by the rocks. The pic...
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Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs

May 30, 2020 - The Greater Yellowlegs and the Lesser Yellowlegs are similar in appearance. Although the Greater Yellowlegs usually has...
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Short-billed Dowitcher

May 12, 2020 - The bills of the Short-billed Dowitcher and Long-billed Dowitcher overlap and their plumage is almost identical so the o...
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May 03, 2020 - The Whimbrel is an early arriving shore bird, although it is seldom on the shore. It seems to prefer to forage upland in...
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Pectoral Sandpiper

April 06, 2020 - The Pectoral Sandpiper is a common medium sized shorebird arriving early and leaving late. It is easy to identify by its...
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Piping Plover

April 01, 2020 - The Piping Plover is one of our earliest arriving shorebirds, usually appearing in late March and early April. Martiniqu...
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