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

Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Lapwings

Masked Lapwing

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Southern Lapwing

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Oystercatchers

American Oystercatcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Variable Oystercatcher

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

Plovers

Killdeer (Plover)

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Pacific Golden Plover

Hawaii

Hawaii

Hawaii

Wilson’s Plover

Trinidad & Tobago

Sandpipers

Greater Yellowlegs

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Rudy Turnstone

Texas

Mexico

Mexico

Sanderling

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Solitary Sandpiper

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Spotted Sandpiper

Texas

Texas

Texas

Willet

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Stilts

Black-necked Stilt

Texas

Texas

Florida

Thick-knee

Bush Thick-knee

Australia

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