Living Bird Magazine
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Scolopacidae
The Dunlin is a familiar shorebird around the world, where its bright reddish back and black belly, and long, drooping bill distinguish it from nearly all other shorebirds. It breeds across the top of both North America and Eurasia, and winters along coasts around the northern hemisphere.More ID Info
- Correlimos Común (Spanish)
- Bécasseau variable (French)
- Cool Facts
- Dunlin breeding in northern Alaska apparently move west, migrating down the eastern side of Siberia and Asia to Japan and China.
- The oldest recorded Dunlin was at least 12 years, 5 months old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in California.