Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Wilson's phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Look For Wilson’s phalarope, a member of the sandpiper family, is the largest of the three phalarope species. Distinguishing characteristics of Wilson’s phalarope include a very thin, straight bill; gray wings; poorly defined facial markings in nonbreeding plumage; and a pronounced white rump.  In breeding plumage, both sexes have dark lines extending from their eyes

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