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    Spotted Sandpiper Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Spotted Sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird with a bill slightly shorter than its head and a body that tapers to a longish tail. They have a rounded breast and usually appear as though they are leaning forward.

      Relative Size

      Slightly smaller than a Killdeer

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.1-7.9 in (18-20 cm)
        • Weight: 1.2-1.8 oz (34-50 g)
        • Wingspan: 14.6-15.8 in (37-40 cm)