Field Guide to Birds of North America

Shorebirds

Shorebirds

Learn to identify North America’s shorebirds with TrailMob’s comprehensive bird field guides. Find award-winning photography, field descriptions, habitat, range, life history, environmental notes and birding tips all presented in an easy to use and understand format. Learn about and how to easily identify different species of sandpipers, curlews, gulls and many more. Simply click on any picture for much more information about the species.

American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus
Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea
Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica
Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani
Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger
Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola
Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis
Common Tern

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo
Dunlin

Dunlin

Calidris alpina
Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca
Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus
Killdeer

Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus
Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla
Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus
Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Stercorarius longicaudus
Marbled Murrelet

Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus
Mew Gull

Mew Gull

Larus canus
Rhinoceros Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

Cerorhinca monocerata
Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis
Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres
Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius
Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata
Surfbird

Surfbird

Aphriza virgata
Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata
Wilson’s Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe

Gallinago delicata