Western Sandpiper Images and Information:
- Western Sandpipers are small with short necks, long, slightly drooped bills, black legs, gray-brown backs with red, their chests are light colored with sparse marks.
- They are migratory. They breed on the west coast of Alaska in areas with sedge-dwarf tundra.
- During the migration and winter they can be found on mudflats, shores of lakes and ponds, beaches and flooded fields.
- Western Sandpipers lay 3 to 5 eggs which hatch in 18 to 21 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
- Western Sandpipers live up to 9 years.
Mia McPherson 2015-05-13T05:37:36+00:00
Title: Western Sandpiper foraging on the north beach of Fort De Soto
Location: Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Florida