Scientific Name: Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Population Estimate: 250K, Least Concern status
Range: Summers in the interior western US. Winters along along the ocean and found from the mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest US down through northern South America.
Field Notes: Large, stocky sandpiper. Striking black and white wing pattern in flight. Otherwise nondescript.
Personal Notes: It was a treat seeing theses birds in the tree tops in Rhode Island.