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Stilt Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: A sandpiper with some pretty plumage patterns when they move through in the spring. The photo below is my favorite I have of the species due to the unique pose, that does a nice job of showing key identification features, including that drooped bill tip, the chestnut on the head, the barring on its underparts, and the relatively dull yellow legs (compared to a species like a yellowlegs). Taken on May 26th, 2014 near Madison, South Dakota.

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper 1

September 20th, 2004

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 2

May 30th, 2005

Near Wentworth, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 3

July 29th, 2007
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 4

 September 13th, 2009

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper 5

 September 13th, 2009

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 6

 September 13th, 2009

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 7

 September 13th, 2009

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 8

May 8th, 2011
Near
Worthing, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper 9

May 8th, 2011
Near
Worthing, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 10

May 26th, 2014
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Stilt Sandpiper 11

September 14th, 2014
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
 

Click here for the species description page for the Stilt Sandpiper.


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