The pectoral sandpiper gets its name from the brown breastband they have. They have mostly brown bodies with white bellies, yellowish-brown legs and long, downcurved bills.
Their diets consist of small creatures that live along the mud on shorelines.
Identified as being from a group of birds known as Waders, within North America they are generally referred to as Shorebirds. This monotypic species, a long distance migrant, is considered to have an Amber Conservation Status otherwise known as Near Threatened.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.
An impressive, proud looking wader with particularly fine summer plumage which migrates south from its northern breeding grounds from July to October, returning for the summer from late February through April.