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Least Sandpiper, Imperial Dam, AZ

Least Sandpiper, Salton Sea

Least Sandpiper, Phoenix

Least Sandpipers are the most commonly encountered type of "peep" in this area.  If you see a small sandpiper along the Colorado River or at a shallow pond in the Yuma area, it will be this species 9 out of 10 times.  They are abundant at the Salton Sea during migration and in winter.  They're the only small yellow-legged peep in the area.  Sure bets are Obsidian Butte and Red Hill Marina at the Salton Sea in winter.