Photo: Steve Young/Vireo

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Rare and difficult to identify, this Eurasian shorebird was not detected in our area until 1975, but it may have been overlooked before that. There now have been well over two dozen North American records, about half of them either in the northeast or along the Pacific Coast, the rest in Alaska.
Family Sandpipers
Rare and difficult to identify, this Eurasian shorebird was not detected in our area until 1975, but it may have been overlooked before that. There now have been well over two dozen North American records, about half of them either in the northeast or along the Pacific Coast, the rest in Alaska.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Call is a sharp, high stit in short series.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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