Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

A nearly annual species in the Pribilofs, Lesser Yellowlegs can be found throughout the spring, late summer, or early fall. The most concentrated time for spring sightings is from May 20th-June 1st, while in the fall the best time is the fourth week of August. Summer records involve two early season records, which could be late spring migrants or very early southbound individuals, and the scattering of records in late July and early August certainly pertain to the first wave of fall migrants. This species is more likely to be encountered during the fall in the Pribilofs with most concentrated in mid-late August. An early Tringa migrant, there are only four records with arrivals during September and one from October.

Photo by Sulli Gibson