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Baird's sandpiper        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Baird's sandpiper is one of the 'peeps':   several similar species of Calidris sandpipers.   It has a buffy wash on the head and breast, black legs, a short straight bill, and very long wings projecting beyond the tail.   Most of these birds were photographed on wet grassy tundra near the small town of Barrow, on the north coast of Alaska.   Winter-plumage Baird's have a characteristic 'scaly' look on the back; some of these birds are shown on another page.

  • Canon 1D4, 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, most with fill-in flash (2011)
  • bottom: Nikon F2, Vivitar 90 mm macro lens plus 2X converter, Kodachrome 25, electronic flash (1979)