Date: 6/19/20 8:39 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] White-rumped vs. Semipalmated Sandpiper?
While looking for something else I accidentally came across this photo, taken this month in British Columbia https://ebird.org/checklist/S70446153 Identified as a Semipalmated, I'd suggest a White-rumped, based upon the narrow, sharply-pointed bill. But, seems like I recall some discussion some time suggesting that eastern Semipalmated have more pointed bills than the ones we get here on the West Coast, which can usually be IDed from Western just by their blunt bills. No discussion of the ID in the eBird report and an easy mistake to make, unless you looked for the rump in takeoff/flight. And since White-rumped would not be expected, who knows? What do people think? Bob OBrien Carver OR