White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis), Lake Cochise, Willcox, Cochise County
These White-rumped Sandpiper was discovered and
photographed by Rick Taylor on 14 May 2012 and by Chris
Benesh on 22 May 2012.
White-rumped Sandpiper is a casual late Spring migrant
to the state. There are about a dozen previously
accepted records. The vast majority of the records
have come from Willcox.
Large peep with shortish bill and long primary projection
indicates either Baird's or White-rumped.
Combination of reddish-orange base to lower mandibles on both birds,
pale rufous fringe to scapulars,
hint of white rump showing on thrid photo and strong eyeline eliminate Baird's.
14 May 2012, photo by Rick Taylor
22 May 2012, photo by Chris BeneshAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 15 May 2012