Sanderling ©Roland Chiasson
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Bécasseau sanderling

Calidris alba

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    A small whitish sandpiper commonly found on sandy beaches during the summer. These little sandpipers are easily recognized by their habit of scurrying after retreating waves in search of sandfleas.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    Breeds in the arctic, feeds along our beaches in summer and winters as far south as southern Chile.