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Common Name:Dunlin
Scientific Name:Calidris alpina
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
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