Sandpipers - Family Scolopacidae - Order Charadriiformes

Sandpipers are a large family of waders or shorebirds. They include 96 species called sandpipers, as well as those called by names such as curlew and snipe. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. Sandpipers have long bodies and legs, and narrow wings. Most species have a narrow bill, but otherwise the form and length are quite variable. The bills are sensitive, allowing the birds to feel the mud and sand as they probe for food. They generally have dull plumage, with cryptic brown, grey, or streaked patterns, although some display brighter colours during the breeding season.

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<center>Purple Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris maritima</i><br>Velsen - Netherlands<br> 07-08-2019</center>
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima
Velsen - Netherlands
07-08-2019
<center>Ruddy Turnstone<br><i>Arenaria interpres</i><br>Velsen - Netherlands<br> 07-08-2019</center>
Ruddy Turnstone
Arenaria interpres
Velsen - Netherlands
07-08-2019
<center>Dunlin<br><i>Calidris alpina</i><br>Velsen - Netherlands<br> 07-08-2019</center>
Dunlin
Calidris alpina
Velsen - Netherlands
07-08-2019
<center>Broad-billed Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris falcinellus</i><br>Lauwersmeer - Netherlands<br> 17-05-2019</center>
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Calidris falcinellus
Lauwersmeer - Netherlands
17-05-2019
<center>Black-tailed Godwit<br><i>Limosa limosa</i><br>Onnerpolder - Netherlands<br> 14-06-2014</center>
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
Onnerpolder - Netherlands
14-06-2014
<center>Black-tailed Godwit<br><i>Limosa limosa</i><br>Lake Langano - Ethiopia<br> 17-01-2010</center>
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
Lake Langano - Ethiopia
17-01-2010
<center>African Snipe<br><i>Gallinago nigripennis</i><br>Murchison Falls - Oeganda<br>16-02-2018</center>
African Snipe
Gallinago nigripennis
Murchison Falls - Oeganda
16-02-2018
<center>Spotted Sandpiper<br><i>Actitis macularius</i><br>Medemblik - Netherlands<br>01-02-2015</center>
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Medemblik - Netherlands
01-02-2015
<center>Spotted Sandpiper<br><i>Actitis macularius</i><br>Costa Rica<br>24-02-2014</center>
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Costa Rica
24-02-2014
<center>Spotted Sandpiper<br><i>Actitis macularius</i><br>Medemblik - Netherlands<br>10-04-2015</center>
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Medemblik - Netherlands
10-04-2015
<center>Baird's Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris bairdii</i><br>Deventer - Netherlands<br>03-11-2018</center>
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii
Deventer - Netherlands
03-11-2018
<center>Baird's Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris bairdii</i><br>Wassenaar - Netherlands<br>30-08-2012</center>
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii
Wassenaar - Netherlands
30-08-2012
<center>Baird's Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris bairdii</i><br>Wassenaar - Netherlands<br>30-08-2012</center>
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii
Wassenaar - Netherlands
30-08-2012
<center>Baird's Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris bairdii</i><br>Wassenaar - Netherlands<br>30-08-2012</center>
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii
Wassenaar - Netherlands
30-08-2012
<center>Buff-breasted Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris subruficollis</i><br>Maasvlakte - Netherlands<br>20-10-2014</center>
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis
Maasvlakte - Netherlands
20-10-2014
<center>Buff-breasted Sandpiper<br><i>Calidris subruficollis</i><br>Maasvlakte - Netherlands<br>20-10-2014</center>
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis
Maasvlakte - Netherlands
20-10-2014
<center>Jack Snipe<br><i>Lymnocryptes minimus</i><br>Dijkgatbos - Netherlands<br>03-01-2010</center>
Jack Snipe
Lymnocryptes minimus
Dijkgatbos - Netherlands
03-01-2010
<center>Dunlin<br><i>Calidris alpina</i><br>Burgerbrug - Netherlands<br>06-10-2007</center>
Dunlin
Calidris alpina
Burgerbrug - Netherlands
06-10-2007