Sanderling - Calidris alba

Length 7.5-8.0 in (19.1-20.3 cm)
Wingspan 1.1-1.3 ft (35.0-39.0 cm)
Weight 1.4-3.5 oz (40-100 g)
Clutch Size 3-4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA, EU, AF, AS, OC

Sanderlings breed in the artic of North America and Asia. They winter in the coastal areas of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

A Sanderling is about the same size as a Dunlin which makes it much larger than a peep. This makes them easier to spot since they like to flock with Sandpipers. Sanderlings feed by probing with their beaks looking for aquatic invertebrates.

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