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Common Name:Sandpiper, Western
Scientific Name:Calidris mauri
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Siltscoos Beach, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Date:June 30, 2015

Western Sandpipers are only slightly larger than Least Sandpipers and have black legs rather than yellow. Western Sandpipers breed from Northern Alaska to Siberia, winter all along the Pacific Coast. The top photo shows the breeding plumage, the lower photo the non-breeding plumage.

Ona Beach State Park, Oregon - - - September 1, 2013

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