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Sanderling
(Calidris alba)

    
        
Sanderling
© Don DesJardin  
 
Sanderling Information

Length: 7 - 8"

Habitat:
Breeding habitat: Rocky arctic tundra.

During migration and in winter: Sandy ocean beaches, mudflats, sandy edges of inland lakes and rivers.

Diet: Small crustaceans (especially, sand
crabs), small mollusks, marine worms. On
breeding grounds, insects and their larvae.
 
Sanderling ID TipsIdentification tips for the Sanderling
 
Calls of the Sanderling, including flock calls
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
         Sanderling Winter Map USGS  
     
        Winter Map (CBC)    
 
Additional Information:

Sanderling
Description, diet, breeding, range, habitat, threats, and conservation. Includes photos. (From Wildscreen Arkive)
 
     
   

 

 


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