Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

A small shorebird, breeding in Canada. These birds forage on mudflats, picking up aquatic insects and crustaceans. This species is a long distance migrant, wintering in coastal South America.

How To Identify

This species is in appearance very similar to Least Sandpiper. A distinguished characteristic is the color of the legs which are black.

Where and When to Spot

The only time I spotted this species happened in Flatrock, Newfoundland.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • flatrock-cove

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 280


Calidris pusilla