Shorebirds is another diverse group of birds that live, nest and feed in-shore. Shorebirds have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet.


Belted Kingfisher

This pigeon-sized bird has a gray back and white belly. Read on to learn more about this bird.

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  • Auk

    The auk is a diving seabird related to the puffins, murres, and guillemots. Auks are found in the arctic regions; a few species spend the winter in temperate areas. See more »

  • Avocet

    The avocet is a wading bird with extremely long legs. It is found in both the Eastern and the Western hemispheres. See more »

  • Brant

    The brant is a wild goose of North America. The American brant is common along the eastern coast in winter. See more »

  • Curlew

    The curlew is a shorebird related to the sandpiper. It is named for its call, a harsh cur-leeuu. See more »

  • Godwit

    The godwit is a long-legged wading bird of the snipe family. Godwits are about 16 inches (40 cm) long. See more »

  • Guillemot

    The guillemot is a web-footed bird related to the auk and puffin. Most guillemots are about 13 inches (33 cm) long. See more »

  • Gull

    The gull is a web-footed, long-winged bird found both on oceans and inland waters. It is closely related to the tern. See more »

  • Jacana

    The jacana is a tropical wading bird related to the plover. Most species are about 10 inches (25 cm) long and have deep rusty-maroon plumage. See more »

  • Jaeger

    The jaeger is an arctic seabird. The adults of most species are about 21 inches (53 cm) long. See more »

  • Killdeer

    Killdeer is a bird named for its shrill, piercing cry. The mature bird is about 10 inches (25 cm) long. See more »

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