Shorebird Photos

Charadriidae, Recurvirostridae, and Scolopacidae Families

I took some liberty in lumping these three families of birds together, since they all do fall under the general category of "Shorebirds".

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Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden Plover - Pluvialis dominica

American Golden Plover

Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus

Semipalmated Plover

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus


Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

American Avocet

Black Oystercatcher - Haematopus bachmani

Black Oystercatcher

Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper

Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Wandering Tattler

Willet - Catoptrophorus semipalmatus


Spotted Sandpiper -  Actitis macularia

Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper

Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa

Marbled Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit -   Limosa haemastica

Hudsonian Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone - Arenaria melanocephala

Black Turnstone

Surfbird - Calidris virgata


Sanderling - Calidris alba


Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Dunlin - Calidris alpina


Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima

Purple Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus

Short-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata Wilson's Snipe   Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope      


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