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Willet - 84

Willet - 84

Willet - 168

Willet - 168

Greater Yellowlegs - 167

Greater Yellowlegs - 167

Semipalmated Sandpipers - 169

Semipalmated Sandpipers - 169

Sanderlings - 27

Sanderlings - 27

Sanderlings - 144

Sanderlings - 144

Snowy Plover - 81

Snowy Plover - 81

American Avocet - 108

American Avocet - 108

Least Sandpiper - 180

Least Sandpiper - 180

Pectoral Sandpiper- 184

Pectoral Sandpiper- 184

Piping Plover on nest - 187

Piping Plover on nest - 187

Semipalmated Sandpipers - 186

Semipalmated Sandpipers - 186

Ruddy Turnstone - 188

Ruddy Turnstone - 188

Woodcock - 189

Woodcock - 189

Shorebirds are relatively common and easily seen and enjoyed. They are able to share their limited shore land habitat due to different adaptations. Probing for a morsel at one depth beneath the sand is successful to one and not another, because of the length of the bill. Access to a particular food source succeeds because of long legs. 

Unfortunately, a significant number of these birds are threatened or endangered mostly because of loss of habitat and predation, compounded by long migrations and many different stopovers to feed and rest.

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