New Mexico Birds: Charadriiformes


Birds are organized alphabetically by family, genus, and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Charadriidae: Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)


Laridae: Ring-Billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)


Scolopacidae: White-Rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)


Scolopacidae: Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)


Scolopacidae: Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

One distinguishing trait of the Greater Yellowlegs (as opposed to the Lesser ditto) is a beak that is much longer than the head and that is slightly upturned at the end.