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Ruddy Turnstone Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Ruddy Turnstone is a short, stocky, and oval-shaped shorebird. They have a stout and slightly upturned bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Spotted Sandpiper, smaller than a Willet.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.3-8.3 in (16-21 cm)
      • Weight: 3.0-6.7 oz (84-190 g)
      • Wingspan: 19.7-22.4 in (50-57 cm)