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Stilt Sandpiper

Calidris himantopus

Other than the gulf coast of Texas and southern Florida, these birds will only be seen in most of the USA during migrations. A small portion of the population winters in Mexico, Central America and the western coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, but most of these birds winter in South America. In spring, all migrate to the northern limits of the North American continent, including the Arctic coast of Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories, and some birds breed on the western shore of Hudson Bay.

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