Surfbird

Other Names: none

Distribution: Alaskan tundra in summer; Pacific coasts of the Americas in winter.

Surfbird distribution range map

Description:

Size: 24-26 cm in length with a 48-50 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  During the breeding season, it has dark streaks on a brownish head and breast with dark spots on its white underparts and a black band at the end of the rump. The uppersides are dark with rust coloring on the wings. Birds in winter plumage and immature birds are mainly gray on the upperparts and breast and white on the underparts with some streaking. The legs are yellow and the eyes and beak are black.

Species image
Surfbird

Surfbird

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alaska
alberta
aleutians
baja california
british columbia
california
florida
mexico
northwest territories
oregon
pennsylvania
texas
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
mountains
Grasslands
Color
gray
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species