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Common Name:Phalarope, Red-necked
Scientific Name:Phalarope lobatus
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Ona Beach State Park, Oregon
Date:August 8, 2013

Red-necked Phalaropes are unusual birds in that they spend their winters afloat in the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere and their summers in the artic nesting. They are seen along the West Coast in the spring and fall on their migration route. The plumage in both photos represents a migrating juvenile.

Ona Beach State Park - - - August 7, 2013

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / Birds of Oregon by Burrows & Gilligan / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America