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Surfbird Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A stout shorebird with a short, thick bill, short neck, short tail, and short, thick legs.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Black Turnstone, smaller than a Black-bellied Plover.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.4-10.2 in (24-26 cm)
      • Weight: 4.7-8.1 oz (133-230 g)

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