Wood Sandpiper


(Tringa glareola)

Wood Sandpiper is a small Eurasian sandpiper occasionally seen in Alaska in the Aleutians, Pribilof Islands, and on Saint Lawrence Island. Field identification is aided by its unusual habit of bobbing its hind end up and down when it walks, as seen in this video. This individual, first found in Jamestown, Rhode Island on October 13, 2012 by Carlos Pedro, represents only the seventh North American record for the lower forty-eight states, where it is an accidental.

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