These adorable shorebirds, affectionately known as "Peeps" are among my favorite subjects. This gallery contains images of a variety of sandpiper species in the Calidris genus, including least sandpipers (Calidris minutilla), western sandpipers (Calidris mauri), and semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla), as well as my images of mixed sandpiper flocks. My photographs of two other species in the genus, sanderlings (Calidris alba) and dunlin (Calidris alpina), can be found in their separate galleries.
Least sandpiper on blueLeast sandpiper on the beachLeast sandpiper feedingLeast sandpiper in front of the wavesLeast sandpiper at the edge of the waveOne step aheadSearching semipalmated sandpiperTiny sandpiper, tiny wavesLeast sandpiper on smooth sandLeast sandpiper with bill in the sandSemipalmated sandpiper reflected in a tidal poolSandpiper joins the flockFlock of sandpipers in flight on Plum IslandSemipalm looking into th lensDriftwood nap timeSandpipers resting and preeningSemipalmated sandpipers at restFluffled up sandpiper at sunsetSandpiper over the shoulderSemipalmated sandpiper next to driftwood