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Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 23 cm

Description: The Baird's sandpiper is an occasional migrant through the Rockies. Like the previous entries, it has a buff coloured upper body, and a white underside. The buff coloured feathers of the back and wings have a white margin. When folded, the wings extend beyond the tail. The legs and beak are black. There is a white eye-ring, and eye streak. There is also a dark line between the beak and the eye. They probe the mud flats with their short bills, looking for any small insect or crustacean.

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