White-rumped Sandpiper Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Among the small “peep” sandpipers, this is a fairly large species with a fairly long, slightly drooping bill. It has very long wings, with the wingtips extending past the tail tip when folded.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Semipalmated Sandpiper, smaller than a Dunlin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-7.1 in (15-18 cm)
      • Weight: 1.4-2.1 oz (40-60 g)
      • Wingspan: 15.8-17.3 in (40-44 cm)