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

Piping Plover 6 - Charadrius melodus

Piping Plover 

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus


American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

American Avocet

Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilt 

Black Oystercatcher - Haematopus bachmani

Black Oystercatcher 

Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs 

Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Wandering Tattler

Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 

Willet - Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 


Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper -  Actitis macularia 

Spotted Sandpiper 

Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus

Long-billed Curlew 

Hudsonian Godwit -   Limosa haemastica

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa 

Marbled Godwit 

Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres 

Ruddy Turnstone 

Surfbird - Calidris virgata


Black Turnstone - Arenaria melanocephala 

Black Turnstone 

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper

Sanderling - Calidris alba 


White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis 

White-rumped Sandpiper 

Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii 

Baird's Sandpiper 

Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima

Purple Sandpiper

Dunlin - Calidris alpina 


Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 

Stilt Sandpiper 

Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus  Long-billed Dowitcher    Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata  Wilson's Snipe 
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope   Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope


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