White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
The white-rumped sandpiper is a small shorebird 6-7 inches in length with a 16-17 inch wingspan. It has a white stripe over its eyes; a short, pointed, black bill; long black legs; a medium-sized neck; and a brown back marked with black. It has a brown streaked breast and a white belly and rump. Its pointed wingtips extend beyond its tail when it is at rest. In the non-breeding season, it is a grayish brown. Males and females look alike.
The white-rumped sandpiper breeds
across extreme northern Alaska and Canada. It migrates through eastern and central Canada and the eastern and central United States. It winters in extreme southern South America.
The white-rumped sandpiper is a long-distance migrator. It migrates in large flocks from the Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska to Argentina at the tip of South America.
Audio Credit: xeno-canto.org Niels Krabbe