The Semipalmated Sandpiper was photographed at North Point on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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The Semipalmated Sandpiper is plain in appearance with gray above, a white belly, and a short black bill and black legs. It has a range and breeds in the North America Artic. It is known to make a nonstop 2000 mile flight from eastern Canada to the South American coast at migration. It has a habitat along beaches, mudflats, and tundra along lakes and the coast. The diet is mostly ting aquatic insects and crustaceans. The sparrow-sized Sandpipers are known as “peeps”.

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