If you've ever looked at shorebirds in North America during the summer months, chances are you've already spotted this week's featured bird - the spotted sandpiper has the most widespread breeding range of any North American sandpiper. Aptly named for its plumage spots, this peep has a teetering walk that is just as distinctive as its appearance, and a good thing too, since it loses those spots in the winter but never loses its fun bobbing.
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