An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Shorebirds - Sandpipers and Snipes  

Sandpipers and snipes are shorebirds with longer bills than plovers. Sandpipers generally migrate. Snipes have the longest bills, are not migratory, and are generally found in marshes.


Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Curry Hammock State Park, Florida,
This small sandpiper migrates to the northern part of South America.

Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia

Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
A migratory sandpiper generally seen alone.


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