Dunlin

Calidris alpina
A Dunlin specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Abundant migrant March to June and August to November. Some winter on the shore from November to March. Found on tidal flats. Plumage is grayer in winter than in spring. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the bird in the front, shown above.
Date: 10/29/1927
Collected By: Wm H Ball
Locality:  Hains Point, DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 308932
 
The bird towards the back on the left is in breeding plumage (not shown in the image above).
Date: 5/26/1928
Collected By: Wm H Ball
Locality:  Columbia Island, Washington DC
Sex: Not known
Catalog ID: 309133