Baird's sandpiper Calidris bairdii

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The Baird's Sandpiper is one of a group of very similar small shorebirds called "peeps". It appears browner than all but the Least Sandpiper. The Least Sandpiper is smaller, with shorter wings, and yellow legs. The White-rumped Sandpiper is most similar in size, but has a white rump and is grayer. Pectoral Sandpiper is also brown, but has yellow legs and a very abrupt demarcation between the dark chest and white belly.