Western Sandpiper

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Western Sandpiper

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

Although it has a rather restricted breeding range in western Alaska, the Western Sandpiper is one of the most abundant shorebirds in North America.

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Other Names
  • Correlimos de Alaska (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau d'Alaska (French)
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