Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
The smallest shorebird, breeding in Canada, building the nest on the ground near water. This bird eats mostly insects, crustaceans and snails. Offsprings feed themselves and are able to fly within 2 weeks.
- Least Sandpiper (en)
- Correlimos enano, Menudilla, Becacina, Tinguís, Patudo, Chichicuilote (es)
- Bécasseau minuscule (fr)
- Wiesenstrandläufer (de)
How to Identify
This species has greenish legs and a short dark bill. Upper parts are brown with a fine light line above the eyes and the belly is white.
Where & When to Spot
I observed this species along the shore in Tadoussac and Newfoundland.