Curlew Sandpiper photos © Bill Schmoker

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Alternate male Curlew Sandpiper, Heislerville, NJ., 5/06. In their new shorebird guide, O'Brien, Crossley, and Karlson indicate that females average paler with less dark barring.

Female Curlew Sandpiper (transitional plumage), Heislerville, NJ., 5/06.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Bottle Beach State Park, Gray's Harbor, Washington, 9/10/05.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 9/18/05. This is Colorado's second Curlew Sandpiper.

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper showing all-white rump, Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 9/18/05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org