Calidris alba
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Sanderling is a small, mostly white shorebird that can be found along windswept shores across T&T during the months of September through April each year. Sanderlings breed above the Arctic circle and spend the boreal winter on beaches on every continent.

Wing Span: 37.3-39.6 cm
Length: 18-20 cm
Weight: 40-110 g
Sanderling, pair feeding, Sep 2013

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