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Western Sandpiper

(Calidris mauri)

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Small gray or gray-brown shorebird with white chest and belly; black legs and long, black bill with drooping tip; more brown on head and wings during breeding season; 16cm (6.5in).


Low- and mid- elevation aquatic habitats over Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found along coastlines on beaches and mudflats, and around lakes and ponds. This species is a non breeding seasonal migrant.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), Costa Rica