Spotted Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Actitis
Species: Macularia
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Updated March 31 2013
Solitary Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 22 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Tringa
Species: Solitaria
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Updated March 31 2013
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Greater Yellowlegs (juvenile) - approx. 32 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Tringa
Species: Melanoleuca
Larger than Lesser Yellowlegs (T. flavipes - see below) with
a longer bill (Greater's is significantly longer than the head,
Lesser's is about the same size as the head) - the light
colour of the base of the bill marks this one as a juvenile
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Updated March 31 2013
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Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Actitis
Species: Macularia
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Updated March 31 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Sanderling (juvenile) - approx. 20 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Calidris
Species: Alba
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Updated March 31 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Whimbrels (sexes similar) - approx. 43 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Numenius
Species: Phaeopus
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Updated May 31 2012
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Whimbrel (sexes similar) - approx. 43 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Numenius
Species: Phaeopus
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Updated May 31 2012
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Photograph by Ed McAskill
Spotted Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm - Leslie Spit - July 2011
Solitary Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 22 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2007
Greater Yellowlegs (juvenile) - approx. 32 cm - West Don Valley (G. Ross Lord Park) - September 2007
Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile) - approx. 16 cm - Leslie Spit - July 2010
Sanderling (juvenile) - approx. 20 cm - Toronto Islands - September 2011
Whimbrels (sexes similar) - approx. 43 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2012
Whimbrel (sexes similar) - approx. 43 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2014
Solitary Sandpiper (juvenile) - approx. 22 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Tringa
Species: Solitaria
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Updated March 31 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Solitary Sandpiper (juvenile) - approx. 22 cm - Humber Valley (James Gardens) - May 2015
Wilson's Phalarope (juvenile?) - approx. 22 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Phalaropus
Species: Tricolor
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Updated August 22 2015
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Adults (breeding only?) have black legs
Wilson's Phalarope (juvenile?) - approx. 22 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2015
Lesser Yellowlegs (sexes similar) - approx. 26 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Tringa
Species: Flavipes
Smaller than Greater Yellowlegs (T. melanoleuca - see
above) with a shorter bill (Greater's is significantly longer
than the head, Lesser's is about the same size as the head)
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Updated August 22 2015
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Lesser Yellowlegs (sexes similar) - approx. 26 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2015
Least Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Calidris
Species: Minutilla
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Least Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2010
Semipalmated Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Calidris
Species: Pusilla
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
The Least Sandpiper (see above) has pale green-yellow
legs
The Semipalmated Sandpiper (see below) has black legs
Semipalmated Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2015
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Updated August 23 2015
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Dunlin - approx. 20 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Calidris
Species: Alpina
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Updated May 26 2019
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Dunlin (sexes similar) - approx. 20 cm - Toronto Islands - May 2018
Baird's Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Calidris
Species: Bairdii
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
The Semipalmated Sandpiper (see above) is smaller and
it's wings do not extend beyond the tail
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Updated May 26 2019
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Baird's Sandpiper (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - August 2017
Red-necked Phalarope (non-breeding) - approx. 20 cm
Order: Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)
Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers & Phalaropes)
Genus: Phalaropus
Species: Lobatus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Red-necked Phalarope (non-breeding plumage) - approx. 20 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - August 2019