Buff-breasted Sandpiper is a high arctic-breeding shorebird that undergoes a remarkable annual migration to the grasslands of southern South America. The soft yet subtly beautiful coloration combined with their delicate shape makes them a thing of great beauty to behold. This colouration also makes them adept at camouflaging in stubble field and some other anthropogenically modified habitats along their migration route. Even when they occur in large flocks, they can be remarkably difficult to spot and most sightings necessitate patience and skill on the part of the observer, especially as this species appears to be in decline.
So, how did you do – were you able to see all 17 Buff-breasted Sandpipers in the photo?