A small, delicately built shorebird with a fairly long neck, rounded head, and large eye. The bill is slender and short for a sandpiper bill (about the length of the head). At rest, the wingtips are about the length of the tail. Legs are fairly long.
Larger than a Semipalmated Sandpiper, smaller than a Red Knot; similar in size to a Pectoral Sandpiper.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 7.1-7.9 in (18-20 cm)
- Weight: 1.6-2.8 oz (46-78 g)