Western Sandpiper

Other Names: none

Distribution: western Alaska in summer; tropical coasts of the Americas in winter.

Western Sandpiper distribution range map

Description:

Size: 15-16 cm in length with a 28-33 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Scaled brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
mudflat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species