Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris
Species: alpina

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Traverse City, Michigan
Walkerton, Virginia

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

Also known as the red-backed sandpiper for it's roufus breeding ploumage. A migratory bird in Michigan I have only seen them in their drab greys. Fourtunately the large dark belly spot gives their ID away.