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Least Sandpiper

  Least Sandpiper

The Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla, is a an abundant, small and widespread shorebird. It breeds across the subarctic tundra and the most northern boreal forest across North America. Some of the eastern population travels non-stop 1800-25000 miles from the St. Lawrence Bay and New England to wintering grounds in northeastern South America. This one at Reed’s Beach, New Jersey, is on the way north in late May.

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