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Shot on May 24 of this year at Quivira NWR in Kansas - I have a hard enough time trying to ID the ones on the SE coast, much less the ones that could have been in Kansas at this time of year.  Thanks for your help!

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I believe this is a sanderling and within range for Kansas.  I am not positive, but I am trying to bump your post for a more definitive response. 

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This doesn't look like a Sanderling. The back pattern's too fine, and the chest is too dark. Breeding plumage Sanderlings have rufous on the head and neck, and we should see that here. (I have no idea how common they are in migration there -- here in Illinois they're hard to find away from Lake Michigan.) Looking at the patterning, the lack of rufous above, the bill shape, and what looks like dark legs, I'd call this a Semipalmated.

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