Shore Birds

GGC_0366_pan

GGC_0366_pan

GGC_0369_pan

GGC_0369_pan

ruddy turnstones

ruddy turnstones

flock of ruddy turnstones

flock of ruddy turnstones

ruddy turnstone

ruddy turnstone

two ruddy turnstones

two ruddy turnstones

willet

willet

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

willet

willet

willet

willet

Laughting Gull - non-breeding

Laughting Gull - non-breeding

willet

willet

sanderling

sanderling

laughing gulls

laughing gulls

white pelican

white pelican

ruddy turnstone

ruddy turnstone

sea birds

sea birds

flock of ruddy turnstones

flock of ruddy turnstones

willet catching sand flea

willet catching sand flea

willet

willet

willet with sand flea

willet with sand flea

black skimmer

black skimmer

black-necked stillt

black-necked stillt

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

GGC_0366

GGC_0366

Laughting Gull - non-breeding

Laughting Gull - non-breeding

black skimmer

black skimmer

sanderling

sanderling

black skimmer

black skimmer

willet with sand flea

willet with sand flea

sanderlings

sanderlings

sanderlings

sanderlings

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

sanderlings

sanderlings

sanderling

sanderling

GGC_0155

GGC_0155

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

GGC_0369

GGC_0369

herring gull

herring gull

GGC_0479

GGC_0479

GGC_0462

GGC_0462

GGC_0506

GGC_0506

sanderling

sanderling

Jupiter Lighthouse

Jupiter Lighthouse

sanderling

sanderling

black skimmer

black skimmer

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

ring-billed gull

ruddy turnstones

ruddy turnstones

ruddy turnstones

ruddy turnstones

sanderling

sanderling

sanderling

sanderling

sanderlling

sanderlling

royal tern

royal tern

royal tern

royal tern

royal tern

royal tern

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Shore Birds  Sea Birds


Shorebirds, are small to medium size waders characterized by slender, probing bills and longish legs. They include the sandpipers, plovers, jacanids, snipes, curlews, lapwings, godwits, ruffs, dowitchers, avocets, thick-knees, coursers and stilts.  They are not simply birds found at the shore, but are the families of plovers, sandpipers and related forms that are part of the order Charadriiformes.  Most of these birds can be found along shorelines, especially in migration, but they are also found inland, upland, on arctic tundra or at sea.  They are related to gulls, terns and auks, also Charadriiformes.

There are several species of shorebirds that nest along the beaches of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida. With so many different species  identification of these birds is rather difficult.  Many of these birds have different markings with plumage variation by season and age.  
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