Baird's sandpiper


Definition of Baird's sandpiper

: a small migratory sandpiper (Erolia bairdii) chiefly of western North America that breeds in the arctic tundras and winters in South America and is mottled buff and gray with a dark rump and a short slender bill

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First Known Use of Baird's sandpiper

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baird's sandpiper

after Spencer F. Baird †1887 American zoologist

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“Baird's sandpiper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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