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The following species are currently illustated on Ocean Wanderers:

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
American Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)

Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor)

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)

American Golden Plover - juvenile-plumage (Pluvialis dominica)

Grey Plover [Black-bellied Plover](Pluvialis squatarola)

Grey Plover,- Adult alternate-plumage.

New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus)

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Snowy (Kentish) Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Killdeer - Adult alternate-plumage (Charadrius vociferus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Greater Sandplover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Lesser [Mongolian] Sandplover (Charadrius mongolus)

Wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa icelandica)

Asiatic [Siberian] Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa melanuroides)

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Eastern Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus semipalmatus)

Western Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus inornatus)

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

Subantarctic Snipe [New Zealand] Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica)

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago gallinago delicata)

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus griseus)

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus hendersoni)

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Semi-palmated Sandpiper (alternate plumage) (Calidris pusilla)

Semi-palmated Sandpiper (prebasic molt) (Calidris pusilla)

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Dunlin (Calidris alpina hudsonia)

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferrugnea)

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

Stilt Sandpiper (Micropalama himantopus)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)


Roosting waders at Mai Po, Hong Kong, April 2001.  The majority are Common Redshank with smaller numbers of Marsh Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Asiatic Black-tailed Godwit and a single Great Knot.  Photo copyright Angus Wilson©.



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