Quiz: How Many Shorebirds Can You Identify?

How many shorebirds can you name? Put your bird identification skills to the test with this shorebird quiz.

Most birdwatchers can identify common backyard birds. But you’re not alone if shorebirds trip you up. How many of these waders can you identify? Put your bird ID skills to the test with this quiz. Here’s a hint. Four of these shorebirds are in the sandpiper family.

Quiz: How many female birds can you identify?

Piping ploverCourtesy Chuck Gloman

Answer: Piping Plover

solitary sandpiperCourtesy Cassidy Plagman

Answer: Solitary Sandpiper

American oystercatcherCourtesy Kate Luongo

Answer: American Oystercatcher

Wilson's snipeCourtesy Nancy Brown

Answer: Wilson’s Snipe

Spotted sandpiperCourtesy Nancy Jones

Answer: Spotted Sandpiper

Willet birdCourtesy Dani Toussaint

Answer: Willet

black necked stiltCourtesy Jean Oedewaldt

Answer: Black-necked Stilt

kildeer birdCourtesy Ronald Clark

Answer: Killdeer

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