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The Shorebirds of North America

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This set covers 49 species of charadriiformes found on the beaches, tidal flats, and fields of the US and Canada. Multiple photos of single species are included where species differ markedly between breeding and non-breeding plumage.

Common Name Scientific Name Plumage
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Breeding
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Non-breeding
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Male breeding
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominicus Male breeding
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominicus Non-breeding
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Breeding
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia Female breeding
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Breeding
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Juvenile
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Breeding
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus  
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus Breeding
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus  
Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani  
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus  
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Breeding
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Non-breeding
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Non-breeding
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Breeding
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Juvenile
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus Non-breeding
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus Breeding
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus Non-breeding
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Breeding
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Non-breeding
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Breeding
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus  
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus  
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Male breeding
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Molting to breeding
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Male breeding
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Non-breeding
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Male breeding
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala Breeding
Surfbird Aphriza virgata Breeding
Red Knot Calidris canutus Breeding
Red Knot Calidris canutus Non-breeding
Sanderling Calidris alba Breeding
Sanderling Calidris alba Non-breeding
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Juvenile
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Breeding
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Non-breeding
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Breeding
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Breeding
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Juvenile
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Breeding
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Non-breeding
Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis Breeding
Dunlin Calidris alpina Breeding
Dunlin Calidris alpina Non-breeding
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Breeding
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Juvenile
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Breeding
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Breeding
American Woodcock Scolopax minor  
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Female breeding
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Female breeding
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria Female breeding