Rusty Blackbird in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Dunlin (center, with black belly) and Western Sandpipers return to Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska during spring migration to refuel on the way to nesting grounds.
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Solitary Sandpipers are bog-nesting birds of the boreal forest. They are one of the few sandpipers that nest in trees, moving into abandoned songbird nests.