Baird's Sandpipers at Blenheim Lagoons

Two adult Baird's Sandpipers (left) in breeding plumage and an adult breeding Least Sandpiper at Blenheim Lagoons on 30 April 2015


Adult Baird's Sandpiper in breeding plumage at Blenheim Lagoons. Baird's Sandpipers are a rare northbound migrant in Ontario because the majority of Baird's migrate north from South America through the centre of the continent to the breeding grounds in the Arctic.


The second adult Baird's Sandpiper at Blenheim Lagoons.


About 180 Dunlin were in the sprinklers at Blenheim Lagoons, along with 6 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Least Sandpipers, 2 Spotted and 5 Lesser Yellowlegs. 30 April 2015, Blenheim Lagoons are on Lagoon Road just west of Blenheim, near Chatham, Ontario. Permit needed for entry to the lagoons. Contact Candy McGuigan at CANDYM at