Merlin

Upland Sandpiper Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A shorebird with unusual proportions: long legs, a long, thin neck, small dovelike head, large eye, and thin, straight bill. The tail and the wings are long.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Lesser Yellowlegs, slightly smaller than a Greater Yellowlegs.

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.0-12.6 in (28-32 cm)
      • Weight: 3.4-8.0 oz (97-226 g)
      • Wingspan: 18.5 in (47 cm)