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Birds of Cuba, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities


Bécasseau variable

Calidris alpina

Birds of North America
  • Dunlin
  • Dunlin
  • Dunlin
  • Dunlin
  • Dunlin
  • Dunlin

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Dunlin

B L W W W Family Latin Name
8.5" 21.6cm 17" 43.2cm 2.1oz 59.5g Scolopacidae Calidris alpina

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Dunlin Range Map

The Dunlin (Atlantic) was once called the Red-backed Sandpiper and is a sub-species of the Dunlin (Pacific). It has darker coloured plumage and a smaller black spot on its lower breast and upper stomach. These birds are recognized by their fairly long downward curved bill. This shorebird migrates into the southern tropics every fall and returns to the northern regions of North America every spring. It has been seen as a migrant in Cuba.

Birds of Cuba