Black Turnstone Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, stout shorebird with a short neck, a short, slightly upturned bill, and rather short legs.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Sanderling, smaller than a Wandering Tattler.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.7-9.8 in (22-25 cm)
      • Weight: 3.5-6.0 oz (100-170 g)