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Shorebirds on Long Island, New York (July/August) (1 Viewer)

rosiegirl

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Hi! My 15 year old son is an avid birder and we are struggling to identify a few birds seen on Long Island, NY in the summer. I am attaching pictures with numbers!

1. He thinks maybe a Semipalmated Sandpiper?
2. A possible Baird's Sandpiper with some Semipalmated?
3. He thinks maybe a Semipalmated Sandpiper?
4. He thinks maybe a Semipalmated Sandpiper?

Thank you!
 

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  • 20 LI, Aug (semipal).png
    20 LI, Aug (semipal).png
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  • 21 LI, Aug (Semi, bairds).png
    21 LI, Aug (Semi, bairds).png
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  • 25 LI, July semi.png
    25 LI, July semi.png
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  • 27 NY Sept Semipal.png
    27 NY Sept Semipal.png
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rosiegirl

Member
Oops, the pictures didn't attach!
 

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  • 20 LI, Aug (semipal).png
    20 LI, Aug (semipal).png
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  • 21 LI, Aug (Semi, bairds).png
    21 LI, Aug (Semi, bairds).png
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  • 25 LI, July semi.png
    25 LI, July semi.png
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  • 27 NY Sept Semipal.png
    27 NY Sept Semipal.png
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rosiegirl

Member
Also agree with the above :)
Thanks all! I wonder what we've been identifying as Sanderlings, then? Are these Sanderlings? How do I tell the difference between a Sanderling and a Semipalmated Sandpiper?
 

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lou salomon

the birdonist
sanderlings are slightly larger, lack a hind toe and plumage also differs. in flight, sanderlings show a very bold white wing-bar (more narrow and less conspicous in the other peeps).
 

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