#1. "RE: Shore bird ID help" In response to Reply # 0
Montréal, (Qc), CA
* Hello Bob,
Yep, you are right!
Scientific name: Calidris alba
The Sanderling is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.