About Shorebirds . . . .

Many different types of birds can be seen along the oceans shores but shorebirds refer to specific types of birds that prefer the wet habitats of the shorelines of coasts or inland waterways and marshes.

There are approximately 180 species of birds that are considered true shorebirds. The families of shorebirds are Avocets, Curlews, Godwits, Jacanas, Lapwing, Oystercatchers, Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes, Stilts, Thick-knee and other small groups.

Most shorebirds hunt for a range of small prey that includes insects, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, larvae and tadpoles. Typically, shorebirds have long legs and bills that are useful to search for food in the sand, mud, gravel and water.

Shorebirds are generally sociable birds and can be seen in large flocks including flocks that are mixed with different types of shorebirds.

I will be adding more species of Shorebirds as I am able to see them and photograph them so check back later to see my new photos of these birds.

Avocets

American Avocet

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Curlew

Long-billed Curlew

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Short-billed Dowitcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Lapwings

Masked Lapwing

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Southern Lapwing

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Oystercatchers

American Oystercatcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland