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Sanderling

sanderling

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Most commonly seen in flocks chasing waves that expose the invertebrates it preys upon. Most often seen in very pale gray nonbreeding plumage. The Sanderling is one of the most widespread wintering shorebirds in the world. It is found on nearly all temperate and tropical sandy beaches throughout the world. Among shorebirds, only the Ruddy Turnstone and the Whimbrel rival its worldwide distribution.