Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) Juvenile  Photographed at the retention pond of a shopping mall in Greece, NY near Rochester on Oct. 11, 2011.  At the time, it had been there for 21 days.  It had an injured leg, but it could walk and fly. Ruddy Turnstone	(Arenaria interpres) with Dead Crab  This  Ruddy Turnstone ,  Arenaria interpres , in breeding plumage with a dead crab it had just dug up was photographed at Stone Harbor Point near Cape May, NJ on May 16, 2013. Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) on Mossy Rocks  Photographed at Stone Harbor Point near Cape May, NJ on May 16, 2013.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Juvenile  Photographed at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY on Sep. 13, 2016. Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Lateral Cape  Photographed at Reeds Beach, Cape May County, NJ on May 14, 2017.  It was one of a mutltitude of red knots, other shorebirds, and gulls feeding on horseshoe crab eggs.   Map Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Walking  Photographed at Reeds Beach, Cape May County, NJ on May 14, 2017.  It was one of a mutltitude of red knots, other shorebirds, and gulls feeding on horseshoe crab eggs.   Map
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Walking  Photographed at Reeds Beach, Cape May County, NJ on May 14, 2017.  It was one of a mutltitude of red knots, other shorebirds, and gulls feeding on horseshoe crab eggs.   Map Stilt Sandpipers	(Calidris himantopus) Juvenile  Digiscoping photo made at at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Sep 16, 2007. Sanderling (Calidris alba) in Surf  Photographed at Stone Harbor Point, NJ on May 16, 2013.
Sanderling Female  Photographed at Stone Harbor Point, NJ on May 14, 2017.   Map Sanderling (Calidris alba) Juvenile  Photographed at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY on Sep. 13, 2016. Sanderlings (Calidris alba) Juvenile  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 3, 2007.  They seemed to be doing a synchronized dance as they fed.  They were all facing in the same direction, had their bills in the water, and all except one had their left foot forward.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 16, 2013. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Nonbreeding  It was feeding in a foamy surf as it faced the setting sun in Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012. Purple Sandpiper	(Calidris maritima)  Photographed on the rocks of the Charlotte Pier at the mouth of the Genesee River in Rochester, NY on Feb. 20, 2012.  It is quite unusual to see this species in western New York in February.
Baird's Sandpiper	(Calidris bairdii) Juvenile  Photographed at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY on Sep. 14, 2014. Least Sandpiper	(Calidris minutilla)  This film photo was made at at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts in April, 1986. Least Sandpiper	(Calidris minutilla)  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ on May 15, 2014.  This is a high dynamic range photo made by combining 3 exposures.
Least Sandpiper	(Calidris minutilla) Juvenile  Digiscoping photo made at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Aug 29, 2007. Least Sandpiper	(Calidris minutilla) Juvenile Preening  Digiscoping photo made at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Aug 29, 2007. Semipalmated Sandpiper	(Calidris pusilla)  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 16, 2013.
Semipalmated Sandpiper	(Calidris pusilla) Juvenile  Digiscoping photo made at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Sep 16, 2007. Short-billed Dowitcher	(Limnodromus griseus)  Photographed on Nummy Island near Stone Harbor, NJ on May 15, 2014. Short-billed Dowitcher	(Limnodromus griseus) Walking  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 16, 2013.
Short-billed Dowitcher Breeding Adult  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 14, 2017.   Map American Woodcock	(Scolopax minor) on Nest  It was on a nest at the Island Cottage Woods Preserve of the Genesee Land Trust near Rochester, NY on May 2, 2004. Spotted Sandpiper	(Actitis macularius)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on April 14, 2012.
Spotted Sandpiper	(Actitis macularius) Nonbreeding  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 7, 2014. Red Phalarope	(Phalaropus fulicarius)  This digiscoping photo was made at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Oct 16, 2005. Red phalaropes are quite uncommon in western New York State. Greater Yellowlegs	(Tringa melanoleuca)  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ on May 11, 2012.
Greater Yellowlegs	(Tringa melanoleuca) Juvenile  Digiscoping photo made at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in western New York State on Aug. 30, 2011. Greater Yellowlegs	(Tringa melanoleuca) Nonbreeding  Photographed at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Aug 28, 2012. Greater Yellowlegs	(Tringa melanoleuca) Left, and Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)  This  Greater Yellowlegs ,  Tringa melanoleuca  (left) and  Lesser Yellowlegs ,  Tringa flavipes  (right) were photographed at the south end of Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on Aug 28, 2012.
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)  Photographed at Reeds Beach near Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2016. Willet (Tringa semipalmata)  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 16, 2013. Lesser Yellowlegs	(Tringa flavipes) Nonbreeding  The bird with raised wings is a Lesser Yellowlegs.  It was photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 8, 2013.  Some of the others could be Greater Yellowlegs.