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    Rock Sandpiper

    Calidris ptilocnemis
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    A stocky shorebird of the rocky Pacific Coast, the Rock Sandpiper winters farther north than any other North American shorebird.

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    Other Names
    • Correlimos roquero (Spanish)
    • Bécasseau des Aléoutiennes (French)
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