breeding bird; barred; eyestripe; drooped bill (California, USA; 2009-08-22)

Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus

Native Range: North America

Notes: intermediate in size and in several other features between Dowitchers and Tringa sandpipers such as Yellowlegs; favors shallow muddy pools, often flocking with some of the the species mentioned above.

non-breeding birds; gray; eyestripe, drooped bill (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)