Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Scolopacidae
A delicate dove-headed shorebird, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper is found primarily in migration in areas of short grass. It migrates primarily through the middle of the continent from its arctic breeding grounds to southern South America.More ID Info
- Playero Ocre (Spanish)
- Bécasseau roussâtre (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is unique among North American shorebirds in having a lek mating system. Males defend relatively small territories that provide no resources for females and are simply display sites to which females can be attracted. Females select a mate and then leave to nest and raise their chicks elsewhere.