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Common Name:Sanderling
Scientific Name:Calidris alba
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Nestucca Spit, Oregon
Date:January 25, 2005

This member of the Sandpiper family will usually be seen in a group chasing the edge of waves in search of food in winter along the Oregon Coast. A male and a female are shown in lower photo in the breading plumage of of May to August.

Oregon Dunes Loop Trail - - - June 21, 2015

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson / Western Birds by Farrand