Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper


18cm to 23cm


38cm to 41cm


45g to 90g

About the Curlew Sandpiper

The curlew sandpiper has an unmistakable plumage in the spring and summer with a deep chestnut colouring. They have a long downward-curved beak and feed in the water.

What does a Curlew Sandpiper eat?

Their diets mainly consist of worms, snails and shrimps.

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family