SANDPIPERS, SNIPES, ETC.   -   SCOLOPACIDAE


South American Snipe - Gallinago paraguaiae
South American Snipe
Gallinago paraguaiae paraguaiae
Quinta, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
Resting on the ground between roding flights. (D4)


South American Snipe - Gallinago paraguaiae
South American Snipe
Gallinago paraguaiae paraguaiae
Volta Velha reserve, Itapoá, Santa Catarina state, Brazil.
It was doing display flghts, flying back and forth overhead. (S8)


Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
Punta Popper, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
(S8)


Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
Chiloe Island, Region X, Chile.
A significant portion (25% according to The Birds of Chile) of the world's population of this species winters just on this one island. We saw thousands of birds on our one-day visit there. (D3)


Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Marbled Godwit
Limosa fedoa fedoa
La Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.
With a Whimbrel. They winter much farther north than Hudsonian, mainly in Mexico and Central America. Some do reach South America, but they are rare. (S6)


Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus
Salinas, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Tárcoles, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.
(S5)


Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Salinas, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Willet - Tringa semipalmata
Willet
Tringa semipalmata inornata
Salinas, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
"Western Willet", which is by far the most common form on the Pacific coast of South America. This one is in nonbreeding plumage. (S8)


Willet - Tringa semipalmata
Willet
Tringa semipalmata inornata
Salinas, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
Breeding plumage, though it very close to the bird above. (S8)


Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana
Wandering Tattler
Tringa incana
Punta Carnero, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
A common winter resident on rocky shores of the Pacific coast of northern South America. This bird has attained breeding plumage and is likely almost ready to depart northward. (S8)


Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Ruddy Turnstone
Arenaria interpres morinella
Pucusana, Lima department, Peru.
(S6)


Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Red Knot
Calidris canutus rufa
Punta Popper, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Tierra del Fuego is one of the main wintering areas for this species. (S8)


Surfbird - Calidris virgata
Surfbird
Calidris virgata
Pucusana, Lima region, Peru.
Surfbirds winter along the Pacific coast as far south as southern South America. They prefer rocky shorelines. (S8)


Sanderling - Calidris alba
Sanderling
Calidris alba
Changuinola River mouth, Bocas del Toro province, Panama.
(S8)


Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla
San Pablo, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla
San Pablo, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
(S8)


White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis
Punta Popper, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Their main wintering grounds are located in far southern South America. (S8)


Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Lake Junín, Junín department, Peru.
(S5)


Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Northern Tierra del Fuego, Region XII, Chile.
On a small freshwater lake. (S5)



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