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Baird's Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: One of the most common shorebird migrants that moves through in the spring, and usually one of the earliest as well. The photo below gives a good side view of one and shows all the keys for helping to identify a Baird's Sandpiper: 1) wingtips that are long and extend past the tail, 2) black legs, 3) slight droop to the bill, and 4) dark smudge in front of the eye. From Lake County, South Dakota on April 23rd, 2020.

Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii 

Baird's Sandpiper 1 - Calidris bairdii Baird's Sandpiper 2 - Calidris bairdii Baird's Sandpiper 3 - Calidris bairdii Baird's Sandpiper 4 - Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper 1

April 10th, 2011
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 2

April 10th, 2011
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 3

April 22nd, 2011
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 4

April 10th, 2011
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 5 - Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper 6 - Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper 7 - Calidris bairdii 

Baird's Sandpiper 8 - Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper 5

April 10th, 2011
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 6

May 4th, 2014
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Baird's Sandpiper 7

April 23rd, 2020
Lake County, South Dakota
 

Baird's Sandpiper 8

April 23rd, 2020
Lake County, South Dakota
 
Baird's Sandpiper 9 - Calidris bairdii  Baird's Sandpiper 10 - Calidris bairdii  Baird's Sandpiper 11 - Calidris bairdii   

Baird's Sandpiper 9

April 23rd, 2020
Lake County, South Dakota
  

Baird's Sandpiper 10

April 23rd, 2020
Lake County, South Dakota
  

Baird's Sandpiper 11

April 19th, 2020
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
 
 

Click here for the species description page for the Baird's Sandpiper.


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