Western Sandpiper

The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird.

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The Western Sandpiper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird. Adults have dark legs and a short thin dark bill, thinner at the tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. This bird can be difficult to distinguish from other similar tiny shorebirds, especially the Semipalmated Sandpiper. This is particularly the case in winter plumage, when both species are plain gray. More

the Western Sandpiper is one of the most abundant shorebirds in North America. More

* Western Sandpiper Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter * Western Sandpiper Information - South Dakota Birds and Birding * Photo of a Western Sandpiper This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Western SandpiperCalidris mauri WatchList 2007 Status: http://web1.audubon.org/filerepository/science/speciesprofiles/watchlist/Yellow. More

Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri = upland sandpiper series details Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Calidris Description Western SandpiperThe western sandpiper is very similar in appearance to the semipalmated sandpiper. More

the Western Sandpiper is a member of the group known as peeps or stints. In breeding plumage, it has a deep rufous crown and cheek patch, and rufous on the wings. It is heavily streaked and spotted on the breast and back. By fall, much of this color has faded or worn off. Its slightly drooping bill, black legs, and bright rufous patches in breeding plumage help distinguish it from the other Washington peeps, the Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers. More

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) Western Sandpiper in breeding plumage. Photo: Pavel Tomkovitch - The Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri, is the most abundant shorebird in Western North America, numbering from 2-4 million individuals. Up to half a million Western Sandpipers pass through the Fraser River Delta on their northward migration each spring, making it a species of local interest and importance. More

* Similar Species: Western Sandpipers can be difficult to identify, especially in nonbreeding plumage. Their wingtips do not extend past the tail which eliminates Baird More

The Western Sandpiper is a small shorebird that breeds on the tundra in eastern Siberia and Alaska. Nests are usually built on the ground, hidden under low vegetation. During winter months, this species will migrate southward to the eastern and western coasts of North America and South America. Rare specimens have also been spotted in Western Europe. Food is foraged on the mudflats or probed in the shallow water and soil. Diets consist mainly of insects, crustaceans and mollusks. More

Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Identification Distribution Behaviour Science Conservation Photos Video The Western Sandpiper is the most numerous shorebird on the Pacific Coast of North America. More

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Western Sandpipers winter in Grays Harbor but the vast majority of them winter between the Southern United States and Northern South America. Any time of year, especially July-September, Western Sandpipers can be found at the Game Range in Ocean Shores during the rising tide. But for the spring migration no spot is better than Bowerman Basin at high tide. More

Western SandpiperCalidris mauri Order CHARADRIIFORMES – Family SCOLOPACIDAE Issue No. 090 Authors: Wilson, W. Herbert * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

A Western Sandpiper displaying its under-wing colour patterns at Whiffen Spit, Sooke, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Western Sandpiper A Least Sandpiper with a Western Sandpiper along some shoreline rocks at Cattles Point, in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Western Sandpiper A back view of a Western Sandpiper as it searches about for food at the Esquimault Causeway, near Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. More

Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauriThe Western Sandpiper is a very close relative of the Semipalmated Sandpiper, and the two can be very difficult to differentiate between. While many can be found on both U.S. coastlines during the winter, they also migrate southward as far as southern South America. Massive flocks can be found in key migration stopover sites along the West Coast in the Fall. Habitat: On summer breeding grounds, prefers tundra slopes with a low brush and nearby wetlands. More

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Western Sandpiper: Breeds in northern and western Alaska. Spends winters mainly along the coast from California and Virginia southward to South America. Preferred habitats include shores, mudflats, grassy pools, and wet meadows. Breeding and Nesting Western Sandpiper: Three to five red brown-spotted, buff eggs are laid in a grass-lined depression on either wet or dry tundra. Incubation ranges from 18 to 21 days and is carried out by both parents. More

* Species - Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri * Western Sandpiper Global Rank: G5 State Rank: SNA Agency Status USFWS: none USFS: none BLM: none FWP Conservation Tier: 3 PIF: none More

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) = Carlsbad J F M A M J J A S O N D Lake Hodges █ ● Mission Bay More

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On average the bill of the Western Sandpiper is heavier, thicker at the base and more drooping than that of the Semipalmated Sandpiper. There is, however, considerable overlapping of bill size in the two species, and this is particularly true of birds seen in the northeast. Juvenile Western Sandpipers typically show more chestnut in the scapulars and mantle but, again, there is considerable variation. In short, it is not always possible to distinguish fall juveniles; winter adults present an even more difficult problem. More

Western Sandpiper is nonetheless abundant, with millions of birds making annual migrations each year. Male Western Sandpipers usually return to the same breeding territory each year. Red foxes and jaegers are the main threats to the nests of Western Sandpipers. When the chicks hatch from successful nests, they accompany the adults for a few weeks until they can fly, at which time they are abandoned. The Birdzilla. More

I guess the bird to the right is a Western Sandpiper, it is maybe not possible to identify the bird to the left. Name: Western Sandpiper.JPG Date: 2007 Author: Photo: Tor Egil H More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Calidris
Species : mauri
Authority : (Cabanis, 1857)