Wednesday, August 22, 2012

White-rumped Sandpiper Identification Photos

I spent the past day and a half birding at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.  Most of my time was spent watching shorebirds which resulted in 16 species of shorebirds.  Since a few of my recent posts have been about peep identification I thought these photos I took would be a good study.

On the left is a White-rumped Sandpiper in nonbreeding plumage.
Notice the long wings, noticeable white eyebrow, and overall grayish appearance.
Can you identify the bird on the right?

On the right is a White-rumped Sandpiper.  Can you identify the bird on the left?


Unknown said...

Pic 1: pectoral sandpiper
Pic 2: semipalmated sandpiper

Eric Ripma said...

That is correct!