“Dunlin”

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© Teklanika Photography 2014

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1250 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Western”

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Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1250 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Sandpiper”

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“Sandpiper”

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Chugach State Park, Alaska
07/07/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/250 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Least Sandpiper”

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“Least Sandpiper”
A common small shorebird, the least sandpiper can be found in migration all across North America.

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Anchorage, Alaska
05/21/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/800 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Pectoral Sandpiper”

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“Pectoral Sandpiper”
Pectoral sandpipers are found most commonly on mudflats with short grass or weedy vegetation.

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Anchorage, Alaska
05/21/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/800 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“The Flock”

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“The Flock”

Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) and Least Sandpipers (Calidris minutilla)
Kachemak Bay, Alaska
05/12/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/250 sec @ f5.6
iso 400
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“Solitary Sandpiper”

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“Solitary Sandpiper”
While not truly solitary, the solitary sandpiper does not migrate in large flocks the way other shorebirds do.

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Chugach State Park, Alaska
05/09/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/250 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
© Teklanika Photography 2013