|Scientific Name:||Calidris alpina|
|Area:||Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area|
|Date:||May 23, 2015|
Dunlins have a hunched appearance. They are medium sized, larger than Western Sandpipers, but smaller than Greater Yellowlegs. They have a medium length bill, with a downward droop. Upper photos shows the breeding plumage, lower photo is of non breeding plumage.
Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon - -April 4, 2015
Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon - - - December 17, 2014
|Reference:||Birds of the Williamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa & Opperman / The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley||