Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

The Semipalmated Sandpiper is a small sandpiper that migrates to shorelines and inland waterways to escape the coldness of the boreal winter from August to May each year. They feed on biofilm, an almost imperceptible layer of nutrients that coats the surface of mudflats, riverbanks, and similar habitats.

Wing Span: 35-37 cm
Length: 13-15 cm
Weight: 17.3-51.5 g
Semipalmated Sandpiper, pair feeding, Aug 2021

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