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**updated Jan. 2024**


Shorebirds are my third favorite group of birds (behind waders and waterfowl), but perhaps my favorite to photograph.

American shorbs consist of four families in the order Charadriiformes, including:

stilts and avocets, oystercatchers, plovers, and sandpipers.


Click links above to skip to a specific gallery, or scroll down to enjoy them all.

Click any image to enlarge.


stilts & avocets (family Recurvirostridae)


oystercatchers (family Haematopodidae)


lapwings & plovers (family Charadriidae)


sandpipers part 1: curlews, godwits, & turnstones (family Scolopacaidae, various genera)