Stilt sandpiper Calidris himantipus

Identification Tips:

Adult alternate:

Adult basic:


Similar species:

In alternate plumage, the heavy barring on the underparts is diagnostic. Juvenile and basic plumages are similar to other species. Dowitchers have longer, straighter bills while yellowlegs have brighter, yellow legs and straight bills. Dunlins and Curlew Sandipipers also have decurved bills but have dark legs and thinner bills. Dunlin has a dark rump.