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Sanderling, Calidris alba, 8 in. / 20.32 cm. COMMON Along sandy beaches with some wave action. Nests mainly on gravel ridges and slopes near wet tundra.

Ocean Beach, San Mateo County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Birds of California Shorebirds Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Allies Calidris alba Sanderling ©bryanjsmith

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Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla, 6 in. / 15.24 cm. COMMON; the most widely distributed sandpiper. Found on almost any bit of exposed mud or grassy mudflat both coastally and inland, rarely on sandy beaches.

Glendale recharge ponds, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Shorebirds Birds of Arizona Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Allies Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper ©bryanjsmith

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Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria, 8.5 in. / 21.59 cm. UNCOMMON but widespread on small freshwater mudflats and at edges of brushy ponds or ditches. Nests in boreal forests by marshes ponds, re-uses a songbird nest from previous season.

Sweetwater, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Bird of Arizona Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Allies Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper ©bryanjsmith

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Black Turnstone, Arenaria melanocephala, 9.25 in. / 23.5 cm. COMMON. Winters along rocky ocean shores. Rarely seen away from salt water.

San Diego Bay, San Diego City and County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Birds of California Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Allies Arenaria melanocephala Black Turnstone ©bryanjsmith

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American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana, 18 in. / 45.7 cm. Common locally in shallow water. Nests along edges of shallow weedy ponds or lakes. Winter plumage.

Silver Strand, San Diego Bay and Coronado Island, San Diego city and County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Waders Birds of California Stilts and Avocets Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra americana American Avocet ©bryanjsmith


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