Shorebirds

American Avocet

American Avocet
The American Avocet is a large shorebird with a bold...

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American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover [right]American Golden-Plovers have dark brown upper parts, spangled...

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American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher
The American oystercatcher has distinctive black and white plumage and...

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American Woodcock

American Woodcock
Woodcocks spend most of their time on the ground in...

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Baird’s Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpipers are brown shorebirds with black legs and very...

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Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover
The Black-bellied Plover is Washington's largest plover. The breeding adult...

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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt
With its black and white plumage, long, thin red legs,...

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper
This upland shorebird has an unstreaked buff-colored breast, yellow legs,...

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Dunlin

Dunlin
This small shorebird is distinctive in breeding plumage, with a...

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Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher
They are obvious and noisy plover-like birds, with black and...

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Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs
The Greater Yellowlegs is a mottled gray wading bird with...

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Killdeer

Killdeer
The Killdeer is the largest of the ringed plovers, and...

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Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper The delicate Least Sandpiper is the world's smallest...

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Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs
A mottled gray shorebird with bright yellow legs, the Lesser...

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Long Billed Curlew

Long Billed Curlew
The long-billed curlew  is a large North American shorebird.  This species...

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Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwits are large shorebirds with slightly upturned bills. They...

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Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
Described as a larger version of a Least Sandpiper, the...

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Piping Plover

Piping Plover
The Piping Plover is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests...

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Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper
Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark...

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Red Knot

Red Knot
The Red Knot is a sturdy, medium-sized shorebird with a...

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Red Phalarope

Red Phalarope
Red Phalarope Female Red Phalaropes in breeding plumage have deep...

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Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone
The Ruddy Turnstone is a compact shorebird with distinctive plumages...

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Sanderling

Sanderling
The Sanderling is a small, light-colored sandpiper with a straight,...

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Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover
The Semipalmated Plover is a small plover with a short...

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Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper
The Semipalmated Sandpiper is a small shorebird in the group...

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Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher
The Short-billed Dowitcher is very similar in appearance to the...

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Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper
The Solitary Sandpiper is shaped like the Greater and Lesser...

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Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpipers are distinctive shorebirds with bold, dark spots on...

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Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper
The Upland Sandpiper is a black, brown, and white mottled...

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Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper and Dunlin The Western Sandpiper is a member...

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Whimbrel

Whimbrel
Whimbrels are large shorebirds with long, decurved bills. They are...

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White-rumped Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper
The White-rumped Sandpiper is a small shorebird that breeds in the...

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Willet

Willet
The Willet  is a relatively large and robust sandpiper. Its...

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Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope
The Wilson's phalarope is a small wader. This bird, the...

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Wilson’s Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson's Snipe is a rather chunky shorebird, with a short...

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