Living Bird Magazine
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Scolopacidae
A stocky shorebird living among the wave-tossed rocks of the Pacific Coast, the Surfbird is rarely found away from the splash and spray of incoming waves. Only to breed does it leave the coast for the rocky mountain ridges of Alaska and the Yukon.More ID Info
- Correlimos de Rompientes (Spanish)
- Bécasseau du ressac (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Surfbird's winter range is among the longest and narrowest of any North American breeding bird. During the winter it can be found from Alaska to the Strait of Magellan, Chile, a distance of more than 17,500 km, and the winter range extends inland only a few meters above the tide line.