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Sanderling
(Calidris alba)

    
        
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
Sanderling
Sanderling
  
Photo © Don DesJardin
rivers. Click to enlarge
 
Diet: Small crustaceans (especially, sand
crabs), small mollusks, marine worms. On
breeding grounds, insects and their larvae.
 
 
Sanderling ID TipsIdentification tips for the Sanderling
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
         Sanderling Winter Map USGS  
     
        Winter Map (CBC)    
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
 
     
   

 

 


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