Sandpipers

Dunlin




Common Greenshank (spring adult) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016


Greater Yellowlegs (adult) - Grand Kankakee Marsh, Hebron, Indiana - August, 2004


Lesser Yellowlegs (fresh adult) - Grant Street Wetland, Lake County, Indiana - April, 2012

Lesser Yellowlegs (worn adult) - Grand Kankakee Marsh, Hebron, Indiana - July, 2002

Lesser Yellowlegs (juvenile) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - August, 2015

Lesser Yellowlegs (in flight) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - August, 2015


Wood Sandpiper (spring adult) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016


Solitary Sandpiper (spring adult) - Heron Rookery, Porter County, Indiana - April, 2012

Solitary Sandpiper (fall adult) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - August, 2013

Solitary Sandpiper (juvenile) - Lake County, Indiana - August, 2005

Solitary Sandpiper (in flight) - Porter County, Indiana - August, 2007


Willet (Spring breeding "Western form") - Largo, Florida - April, 2002

Willet (fall breeding "Western form") - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - August, 2010

Willet (nonbreeding "Western form") - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

Willet (adult and juvenile "Western forms") - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2005

Willet (juvenile "Western forms" in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2014

Willet (breeding adult "Eastern form") - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017


Common Sandpiper (spring adult) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - June, 2016


Spotted Sandpiper (adult) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August 2004 and July, 2003


Terek Sandpiper (spring adult) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016


Upland Sandpiper - New Orleans, Louisiana - April, 2010


Whimbrel (adult) - Pacific Grove, California - September, 2017 and April, 2012

Whimbrel (adult in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - July, 2015

Whimbrel (juveniles) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2009 and August, 2017


* Long-billed Curlew (adult) - Moss Landing, CA - September, 2017 and Santa Barbara, CA - April, 2011

Long-billed Curlew (juvenile) - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

Long-billed Curlew (juvenile in flight) - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017


Hudsonian Godwit (spring adult) - Anchorage, Alaska - May, 2016

Hudsonian Godwit (molting adult) - Centreville WTF, St. Joe County, Michigan - August, 2017


Bar-tailed Godwit (spring adult) - St. Paul and Nome, Alaska - May, 2016


Marbled Godwit - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

Marbled Godwit (in flight) - Moss Landing, CA - September, 2017 and Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - June, 2008

Marbled Godwit (chick) - Bowdoin NWR, Montana - June, 2014


Ruddy Turnstone (spring adult) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

Ruddy Turnstone (fall adult) - Michigan City, IN - August, 2016

Ruddy Turnstone (juvenile) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - August


Black Turnstone (adult) - Pacific Grove, California - April, 2012


Wandering Tattler (juvenile) - Pacific Grove, California - September, 2017


Surfbird (breeding adult) - Bodega Bay, California - April 2012

Surfbird (nonbreeding adult) - Pacific Grove, California - September, 2017 and April, 2012

Surfbird (juvenile) - Pacific Grove, California - September, 2017


Red Knot (spring breeding) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

Red Knot (molting) - Mullet Key, Florida - April, 2002

Red Knot (juvenile) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - September

Red Knot (juvenile in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2009


Sanderling (fresh breeding adult) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

Sanderling (worn breeding adult) - Miller Beach, Indiana - July, 2012

Sanderling (breeding adult in flight) - Michigan City, Indiana - May, 2009

Sanderling (molting adult) - Miller Beach, Indiana - August, 2008

Sanderling (nonbreeding) - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

Sanderling (juvenile) - Pacific Grove, CA - September, Miller Beach, IN - August and Whitefish Point, MI - October 2010

Sanderling (juvenile in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - September, 2007


Semipalmated Sandpiper (breeding adult) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

Semipalmated Sandpiper (first winter) - Avalon, New Jersey - October, 2003

Semipalmated Sandpiper (juvenile) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - September, 2015 and August, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper (juvenile in flight) - McCool Basin, Portage, Indiana - August, 2010

Semipalmated Sandpiper (with tilted up tail) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

Semipalmated Sandpiper (bill length variation) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017


Western Sandpiper (breeding adult) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - June, 2016

Western Sandpiper (basic plumage) - Stone Harbor, New Jersey - October, 2003

Western Sandpiper (juvenile) - George Lake, Hammond, Indiana - September, 2005


Least Sandpiper (fresh alternate plumage) - Southeastern Lake County, Indiana - May, 2004

Least Sandpiper (worn alternate plumage) - Miller Beach, Indiana - July, 2004

Least Sandpiper (basic plumage) - Stone Harbor, New Jersey - Oct., 2003

Least Sandpiper (juvenile) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2012

Least Sandpiper (leucistic) - Mullet Key, Florida - April, 2002

Least Sandpiper (juveniles in flight) - McCool Basin, Portage, Indiana - August, 2013 and August, 2010


Red-necked Stint (breeding adult) - Gambell and Nome, Alaska - June, 2016


Long-toed Stint (breeding adult) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016


White-rumped Sandpiper (breeding adult) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

White-rumped Sandpiper (worn adult) - George Lake, Hammond, Indiana - September, 2005

White-rumped Sandpiper (juveniles) - George Lake, Hammond, IN - October, 2004 and McCool Basin, Porter County, IN - October, 2015

White-rumped Sandpiper (in flight) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - October, 2015


Baird's Sandpiper (adult) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2007

Baird's Sandpiper (adult in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2007

Baird's Sandpiper (juvenile) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, IN and Miller Beach, Lake County, IN - August, 2015

Baird's Sandpiper (juvenile in flight) - Southern Porter County, Indiana - September, 2006


Pectoral Sandpiper (spring adult) - McCool Basin, Porter County, IN - April, 2014, Wakarusa Wastewater Ponds, IN - April, 2006, and Kankakee Sands, IN - May, 2002

Pectoral Sandpiper (fall adult) - Miller Beach, Lake County, IN - August, 2014 and McCool Basin, Porter County, IN - August, 2013

Pectoral Sandpiper (adult in flight) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - April, 2014 and August, 2013

Pectoral Sandpiper (juvenile) - Wakarusa, Indiana - September, 2003


Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Wakarusa, Indiana - September 25, 2003


* Purple Sandpiper (1st winter) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, Indiana - November, 2002


Rock Sandpiper (breeding Pribilof race) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016

Rock Sandpiper (breeding Aleutian race) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016


Dunlin (alternate plumage) - Lake County, Indiana - May, 2004 and May, 2006 and Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

Dunlin (taking flight) - Wakarusa Wastewater Ponds, Wakarusa, Indiana - April, 2006

Dunlin (basic plumage) - Michigan City Harbor, La Porte County, Indiana - November, 2011

Dunlin (1st winter) - Michigan City Harbor, La Porte County, Indiana - October, 2013


* Curlew Sandpiper (breeding plumage) - Wakarusa Waste Water Ponds, Wakarusa, Indiana - May 22, 2007


Stilt Sandpiper (breeding plumage) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - July, 2011

Stilt Sandpiper (adult in flight) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - July, 2011

Stilt Sandpiper (adult in basic plumage) - Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco, TX - April, 2013

Stilt Sandpiper (juvenile) - Striebel Pond, LaPorte County, IN - August, 2012 and Kankakee Sands, IN - August, 2003

Stilt Sandpiper (juvenile in flight) - St. Joe County, Michigan - August, 2017 and Porter County, Indiana - August, 2010


Buff-breasted Sandpiper (juvenile) - Wakarusa WWTF, Elkhart County, IN - September, 2013

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (juvenile) - Miller Beach, Lake County, IN - August, 2010 and September, 2007

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (juvenile in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2010


Ruff (black morph) - Kingsbury FWA - May, 2016


Short-billed Dowitcher (breeding griseus subspecies) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

Short-billed Dowitcher (1st summer griseus subspecies) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

Short-billed Dowitcher (alternate hendersoni subspecies) - Southeastern Lake County, Indiana - May, 2004

Short-billed Dowitcher (juvenile hendersoni subspecies) - St. Joe County, MI - August and Northern Indiana, August and September

* Short-billed Dowitcher (juvenile hendersoni in flight) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - August, 2015

Short-billed Dowitcher (breeding caurinus subspecies) - Anchorage, Alaska - May, 2016

Short-billed Dowitcher (molting adult caurinus subspecies) - Pacific Grove, California - April, 2012

Short-billed Dowitcher (juvenile caurinus subspecies) - Pacific Grove, California - September, 2017

Short-billed Dowitcher (basic plumage) - Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California - April, 2012


Long-billed Dowitcher (spring adult) - Grand Kankakee Marsh, Hebron, Indiana - April, 2008

Long-billed Dowitcher (molting adult) - Southern Lake County, Indiana - August, 2008

Long-billed Dowitcher (basic adult) - Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco, Texas - April, 2013

Long-billed Dowitcher (molting juvenile) - Southern Lake County, Indiana - October, 2005

Long-billed Dowitcher (molting juvenile) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - October, 2013

Long-billed Dowitcher (juvenile in flight) - Centreville WTF, St. Joe County, Michigan - August, 2017


* Wilson's Snipe - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - June, 2012


Common Snipe - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016


Pin-tailed Snipe - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016


American Woodcock - Jasper Pulaski FWA, Indiana - March, 2003


Wilson's Phalarope (adult male) - Buffalo Lodge Lake, North Dakota - June, 2002

Wilson's Phalarope (adult female) - Kankakee Sands, Newton County, Indiana - April, 2013

Wilson's Phalarope (juvenile) - Kankakee FWA, LaPorte County, IN - August, 2015 and Kankakee Sands, Newton County, IN - June, 2002


* Red-necked Phalarope (breeding female) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - May, 2016

Red-necked Phalarope (nesting) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016

Red-necked Phalarope (nonbreeding) - Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - August, 2013

Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile in flight) - McCool Basin, Porter County, Indiana - August, 2013


Red Phalarope (breeding) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016

Red Phalarope (basic) - Kingsbury FWA, Lake County, Indiana - October, 2015


Shorebird kill - George Lake, Hammond, Indiana - September, 2005


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