The family, Scolopacidae, is made up of 15 genera. In this section we cover the Sandpipers (genus – Calidris). This genus comprises 24 species, 16 of which are listed as Least Concern, 6 Near Threatened, one Endangered and one (Spoon-billed Sandpiper) Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List.

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Sandpipers

Baird’s Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Curlew Sandpiper

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Dunlin

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Great Knot

Endangered

 

Sandpipers

Least Sandpiper

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Little Stint

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Long-toed Stint

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Pectoral Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Purple Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

SandpipersRed Knot

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Red-necked Stint

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Rock Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Ruff

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Sanderling

Least Concern

 

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Near Threatened

 

Sandpipers

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Critically Endangered

 

Sandpipers

Stilt Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Surfbird

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Temminck’s Stint

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

Western Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Sandpipers

White-rumped Sandpiper

Least Concern