Baird's Sandpiper Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small shorebird with very long wings. The wingtips extend well past the tail tip. The legs are rather long and bill is fairly long for its size.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Semipalmated Sandpiper, smaller than a Dunlin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-7.1 in (14-18 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-2.2 oz (27-63 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.8-15.0 in (35-38 cm)