Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

A very rare spring migrant that also has several late summer and early fall records, this species is most likely to be seen during spring from May 25th-June 5th. Southbound records from summer and fall remain the minority though the rate of detection has increased in recent years with a number of August records lately. Early-to-mid August has the highest incidence of sightings in this season.

Photo by Sulli Gibson
Semipalmated Sandpiper (front) with Pectoral Sandpiper by Cory Gregory
Photo by Nat Drumheller