Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)

Above and below: A juvenile Stilt Sandpiper molting into first basic plumage (Queen Anne's Co., Maryland, 10/4/2008).

Below: A Stilt Sandpiper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2009).

A Stilt Sandpiper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Stilt Sandpiper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Long-billed Dowitcher (left) and Stilt Sandpiper (right). Photographed at the Berlin WWTP in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/13/2005). This Stilt Sandpiper was only the second-ever record for Worcester County in November, and the record late date for the county. The last November sighting was 11/7/1963. (Source: Mark Hoffman)

Above: Note that due to its long legs, the Stilt Sandpiper is forced to "tip up" more than the dowitcher.

Below: A Stilt Sandpiper on Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/23/2005).

Below: Three Stilt Sandpipers at Youghiogheny Reservoir, Garrett Co., Maryland (7/24/2010).

Three Stilt Sandpipers at Youghiogheny Reservoir, Garrett Co., Maryland (7/24/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Stilt Sandpiper in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/10/2011).

A Stilt Sandpiper in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Stilt Sandpiper (right) with White-rumped Sandpiper (left) in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/10/2011).

A Stilt Sandpiper (right) with White-rumped Sandpiper (left) in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Two Stilt Sandpipers at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/22/2011).

Two Stilt Sandpipers at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/22/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Two Stilt Sandpipers at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/22/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Stilt Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitcher (right) at Santa Ana NWR, Texas (4/22/2006).

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