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Common Name:Whimbrel
Scientific Name:Numernius phaeopus
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Seal Rock Beach, Oregon
Date:September 11, 2014

In general, Whimbrel nest is the artic and winter along the southern US coast and beyond. They are normally seen along the Oregon Coast during their migration north and south, but a growing number are hanging around coastal estuaries year around.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Trail - Newport, Oregon - - - August 20, 2013

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America