Semipalmated Sandpiper adult 9/21/18

Semipalmated Sandpiper adult 9/21/18

Semipalmated Sandpipers are the most abundant of migrating shorebirds along the New England coast. In the US, the Semipalmated, Least, Bairds, White-rumped, and Western Sandpipers are all collectively known as “peeps,” representing the smaller members of the Calidris sandpiper genus. Adult Semipals are few now, most having moved through earlier than the softer and more golden-toned juveniles.  There will be stragglers, both adult and juvenile, right into December. Sexes are similar.

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