Dunlin
Calidris alpina
(L 8.5" WS 17" Wt 2.1 oz)
Familiar shorebird found
‘round the world.
South Padre
Island
Black belly (during breed-
ing season) and drooping
bill is distinctive.
In the late 16th C, John White
painted more than 30 species
of birds in No. America. He
became the governor of Roa-
noke and the grandfather of
Virginia Dare, the first English
child born in America.
  (Scott Weidensaul)
23April2013
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