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    Least Sandpiper Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Least Sandpipers are tiny sandpipers with round bodies and relatively short, pointed wings. They have thin-tipped, slightly decurved bills and slim, medium-length legs.

      Relative Size

      Tiny (our smallest shorebird); Slightly larger than a sparrow, slightly smaller than a Semipalmated Sandpiper.

      Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
        • Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (19-30 g)
        • Wingspan: 10.6-11.0 in (27-28 cm)