A small migratory wader of the sandpiper family, with mainly dark gray plumage and a short bill and legs, breeding in Alaska.
- Aphriza virgata, family Scolopacidae.
- The sandpipers, surfbirds, and turnstones fly in separate flocks with each flock moving as one.
- The turnstones were still pretty active but they stayed close to the surfbirds and did not stray far out of range of the camera.
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