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Common Name:Sandpiper, Solitary
Scientific Name:Tringa solitaria
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Dallas City Park, Oregon
Date:May 2, 2013

Solitary Sandpipers are smaller (8 1/2") than Greater Yellowlegs (14"), or even Lesser Yellowlegs (10 1/2"). They have a distinct eye ring, or "spectacles" look, and have greenish legs rather than yellow legs.

Reference:The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa & Opperman