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"Baird's Sandpiper"
Baird's Sandpiper:
"Named by Elliott Coues in 1861 for his mentor Spencer Fullerton Baird, the second secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, this species was one of the last sandpipers described in North America. Baird's Sandpiper breeds over a broad expanse of high-arctic North America and in parts of Russia, wintering from the Andes of Ecuador to the lowlands of Tierra del Fuego. Its migration is long but rapid. After departing high-arctic breeding grounds and staging in southern Canada and the northern United States, most individuals travel 6,000 kilometers or more directly to northern South America, some going on as far as Tierra del Fuego and many completing the entire 15,000-kilometer journey in as few as 5 weeks."
["Bird's of North America" website, 2018]

 
April ... Shillapoo Lake, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Baird's Sandpiper, Shillapoo Lake, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 4, 2018. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Baird's Sandpiper, Shillapoo Lake, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 4, 2018. Nikon S9700.


August ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Baird's Sandpiper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken August 15, 2010.

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