Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes)  
Genus: Calidris (8 species, 19 worldwide)


Sanderling
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Two Hills County, Alberta, Canada  
   
Photograph by dfaulder     Copyright and usage info

Sanderling
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  Non-breeding plumage (most common in tropical America).
   

Migratory. Small, fast moving species normally seen running along ocean shore. Breeding plumage is more likely seen in spring when heading north.

Baird's Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Atacama, Chile  
   

Migratory. Winters high in the arctic and returns to other side of the globe, as far south as the southern tip of Argentina.

White-rumped Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Sandy Lake, Two Hills County, Alberta, Canada
  The white rump can be difficult to see. Note that the lower bill is a bit lighter in color.
   
Photograph by dfaulder     Copyright and usage info

Migratory. Seen inland during migration.

Stilt Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
  Breeding plumage.
   
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Migratory. Note large size and long legs. Seen inland during migration.

Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Vancouver, Canada  
   
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Migratory. Note rufous backside.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Vancouver, Canada
  Note yellow legs and slightly larger size than other sandpipers.
   
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Migratory.

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Curry Hammock State Park, Florida,  
   

Migratory. Note yellow-green legs.

Semipalmated Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Near Threatened
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
  Semipalmated refers to the webbing on the feet. An uncommon sandpiper.
   
Photograph by Mdf (Wikipedia)     Copyright and usage info

Migratory. Uncommon. Usually seen along the coast.


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