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Pectoral Sandpiper Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A stout, medium-sized shorebird with a moderately long, fairly thick-based bill and long wings. Males are considerably larger and about 50% heavier than females.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Semipalmated Sandpiper, smaller than a Willet; similar in size to a Dunlin.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Weight: 1.4-3.7 oz (41-105 g)