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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Dunlin (Pacific)

Bécasseau variable

Calidris alpina


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The Dunlin (Pacific) was once called the Red-backed Sandpiper, and is a sub-species of the Dunlin (Atlantic). It has a lighter coloured plumage, whiter face and larger black spot on its lower breast and upper stomach. These birds are recognized by their fairly long downward curved bill.

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Dunlin (Pacific)

B L W W W Family Latin Name
8.5" 21.6cm 17" 43.2cm 2.1oz 59.5g Scolopacidae Calidris alpina
  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Dunlin (Pacific) Range Map



References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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