Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Traverse City, Michigan
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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On Jan 5, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A migratory visitor to Michigan, this bird is very common in May/ June and again in Aug/ Sept. Most easily recognized by its habit of "chasing" the waves in small groups.