Common Name: Least Sandpiper
Scientific Name: Calidris minutilla
Description: This species has greenish legs and a short, thin, dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye and a dark crown. In winter, Least sandpipers are grey above. The juveniles are brightly patterned above with rufous coloration and white mantle stripes. Breeding birds have a heavily streaked throat and breast.
Distribution: They migrate in flocks to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America.
Habitat: Their breeding habitat is the northern North American continent on tundra or in bogs. They nest on the ground near water.