Wandering Tattler

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Wandering Tattler

Tringa incana
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
Basic Description

A characteristic bird of the rocky Pacific Coast, the Wandering Tattler can be seen bobbing and teetering among the rocks and waves during winter and migration. Some individuals spend the summer along the southern part of the range rather than go with the rest of the birds to their breeding grounds in the mountains of Alaska and northwestern Canada.

More ID Info
image of range map for Wandering TattlerRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
Other Names
  • Playero de Alaska (Spanish)
  • Chevalier errant (French)
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