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