Wilson's Phalarope Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Wilson’s Phalaropes are small shorebirds with long legs, slender necks, and very thin, straight, long bills. They have sharply pointed wings.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Least Sandpiper; smaller than a Killdeer.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)
      • Weight: 1.3-3.9 oz (38-110 g)
      • Wingspan: 15.3-16.9 in (39-43 cm)