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Semi-palmated Plover

Iñupiaq Name: Qurraaquraq, Kurrakuraq
Scientific Name: Charadrius semipalmatus

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Black-bellied Plover

Iñupiaq Name: Tullisugruk, Tullivak, Tuullikpak
Scientific Name: Pluvialis squatarola

American Golden Plover

Iñupiaq Name: Tulik, Tullik, Tuulligłuk
Scientific Name: Pluvialis dominica

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Taken by Jay St. Vincent

Golden Plover near Freshwater Lake, Barrow. Photo by Leslie Pierce

Bar-tailed Godwit

Iñupiaq Name: Turraaturaq
Scientific Name: Limosa lapponica, L. spp.

Taken by Robin Mongoyak

Whimbrel

Iñupiaq Name: Siituvuk, Siituvak
Scientific Name: Numenius phaeopus

Lesser Yellowlegs

Iñupiaq Name: Uviñŋuayuuq
Scientific Name: Tringa flavipes

Red-necked Phalarope

Iñupiaq Name: Qayyiuġun, Qayyiiġun
Scientific Name: Phalaropus lobatus

Taken by Penelope Chilton

Chicks taken by Penelope Chilton

Red Phalarope

Iñupiaq Name: Auksruaq
Scientific Name: Phalaropus fulicaria

Taken by Robert Suydam

Juveniles taken by Penelope Chilton

Long-billed Dowitcher

Iñupiaq Name: Siggukpalik
Scientific Name: Limnodromus scolopaceus

Taken by Leslie Pierce near Point Lay, July 2016

Stilt Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: 
Scientific Name: Calidris himantopus

Common Snipe

Iñupiaq Name: Kuukukiaq, Saavġaq
Scientific Name: Capella gallinago

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Ruddy Turnstone

Iñupiaq Name: Taliqvak, Tuullignaq, Tullignaq
Scientific Name: Arenaria interpres

Juvenile taken by Penelope Chilton

Black Turnstone

Iñupiaq Name: 
Scientific Name: Arenaria melanocephala

Dunlin

Iñupiaq Name: Iłłauqtulik, Siggukpaligauraq, Qayuuttavak
Scientific Name: Calidris alpina

Taken by Craig George

Semi-palmated Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: Liva, Livaqpauraq, Nivilivilakpak, Livalivaq
Scientific Name: Calidris pusilla

Taken by Leslie Pierce

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Chick taken by Penelope Chilton

Western Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: 
Scientific Name: Calidris mauri

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Baird's Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: Puvviaqtuuyaaq, Nuvaksruk
Scientific Name: Calidris bairdii

Taken by Craig George

Taken by Leslie Pierce

Pectoral Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: Puvviaqtuuq, Aiviqiak
Scientific Name: Calidris melanotos

Taken by Vicki Beaver

Taken by Craig George

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Iñupiaq Name: Puvviaqtuuq, Satqagiiłaq
Scientific Name: Tryngites subruficollis

 

 

 

 

Banner photo: Semi-palmated Sandpiper Eggs by Leslie Pierce