Snowy Plover (back left)
and American Avocet. Shorebirds can often be
difficult to identify, but these two are fairly
American Avocet up
close. Yes, the beak really is that shape.
Killdeer in the
(formerly called Upland Plover)
Spotted Sandpiper; not a
very good picture
Greater Yellowlegs. Can
you tell why it has that name?
Probably a Greater
Yellowlegs. Note the slightly upturned bill.
feeding as a group, spinning around.
Wilson's Phalarope male
(yes, the female is more colorful)
Common Snipe. Almost a
Willet - molting
Peeps. This is the name
given to a group of small, closely-related
sandpipers. These are probably Least Sandpipers,
going by the size of the bill.
Western Sandpiper? I
guess. Longer beak.
Sandpiper? Note the length of the bill, and the
reflection enables a better view of the breast. Fall
Maybe, maybe not.
Longer, more "pointy" look.
Godwit sp. Cheyenne
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