Surfbird

Silhouette SandpipersSandpipers
SurfbirdCalidris virgata
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae

Basic Description

A stocky shorebird living among the wave-tossed rocks of the Pacific Coast, the Surfbird is rarely found away from the splash and spray of incoming waves. Only to breed does it leave the coast for the rocky mountain ridges of Alaska and the Yukon.

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Other Names

  • Correlimos de Rompientes (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau du ressac (French)
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