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Friday, August 07, 2015

Friday's Foto

This week a Baird's Sandpiper was spotted at Brooklyn's Plum Beach. A member of the confusing "peeps" collective of small calidris sandpipers, it is most similar to the White-rumped Sandpiper. This high arctic breeding is usually only seen on migration in the Great Plains and is relatively rare around New York City. It is named for Spencer Fullerton Baird. The IUCN lists this species as "Least Concern".

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