Least Sandpiper Photo Gallery
Look for Least Sandpipers when hiking on trails running along protected coasts.
What does the Least Sandpiper look like?
Least Sandpipers are small shorebirds. They have brown upper bodies and white lowers. Their slim black bills have a slight downward curve and their lanky legs are a green yellow.
Least Sandpiper Habitat
Least Sandpiper Facts
Least Sandpipers are the smallest shorebirds in the world. They weigh around one ounce and males are slightly smaller than females. They are common, but in recent years their numbers have been on the decline. They have an incredibly long migration. They winter as far south as Brazil and Chile, but spend their summers as far north as arctic Alaska. They mainly eat small crustaceans, insects and snails. They often use the surface tension of water to bring prey up their bills into their mouths.