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Sandpipers: Scolopacidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Sandpipers And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE

AFRICAN SNIPE (Gallinago nigripennis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
LONG-BILLED CURLEW (Numenius americanus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Sandpipers are found worldwide on all continents except Antarctica. A large number of sandpipers breed in the Northern Hemisphere and migrate to the tropics or to the Southern Hemisphere for the winter. Only a small number of sandpipers breed in the tropics. The sandpiper family includes species which breed the farthest north of any birds, including on Franz Joseph Land, the Zemlya Islands, and the northern tip of Greenland.

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