Curlew Numenius arquata
Curlew identification
Curlew flying
20 to 23.5in
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel identification
Whimbrel flying
16 to 18in
Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Stone Curlew flying
Stone Curlew identification
16 to 18in
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher flying from below
Oystercatcher flying
16 to 18in
Oystercatcher identification
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Avocet flying from above
Avocet flying from below
16.5 to 18in
Avocet identification
Dotterel flying
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
8 to 9in
Dotterel male identification
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Lapwing flying from above
Lapwing flying from below
11 to 12in
Lapwing identification
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Ruff in winter plumage flying
Ruff in winter plumage identification
8 to 12.5in
Golden Plover flying from top
Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria
Golden Plover flying underside
10 to 11.5in
Golden Plover winter plumage
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
5.5 to 6in
Little Ringed Plover flying from below
Little Ringed Plover flying
Little Ringed Plover identification
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Kentish Plover flying with wing bars
Kentish Plover flying showing white underside
6 to 6.5in
Kentish Plover identification
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Ringed Plover Flying
Ringed Plover Flying from behind
Ringed Plover Flying from below
6.5 to 7.5in
Ringed Plover identification
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Dunlin in winter plumage identification
Dunlin in winter plumage flying
6.5 to 8in
Grey Plover Flying with black underwing
Grey Plover Flying
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
10.5 to 12in
Grey Plover identification

Wading birds Comparison Menu

Mobile bird identification
Bird Field Guide
Sanderling Calidris alba
Sanderling flying in winter plumage
Sanderling flying in from below
8 to 8.5in
Sanderling flying in winter plumage
Sanderling in winter plumage identification
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper flying in winter plumage
7 to 9in
Curlew Sandpiper in winter plumage identification
Curlew Sandpiper flying
Knot Calidris canutus
Knot flying in winter plumage
Knot in winter plumage identification
9 to 10.5in
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Temminck's Stint flying
Temminck's Stint identification
5 to 6in
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Little Stint winter plumage identification
Little Stint winter plumage flying
4.5 to 5.5in
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Purple Sandpiper in winter plumage identification
Purple Sandpiper in flight
8 to 9in
Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Turnstone in winter plumage identification
Turnstone flying
8.5 to 9.5in
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper identification
Common Sandpiper underwing
Common Sandpiper flying
7.5 to 8.5in
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Green Sandpiper in winter plumage identification
Green Sandpiper flying
8.5 to 9.5in
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper identification
Wood Sandpiper flying
Wood Sandpipers underwing
7.5 to 8.5in
Redshank Tringa totanus
Redshank in winter plumage identification
Redshank flying
Redshank flying underside
10.5 to 11.5in
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Spotted Redshank identification
Spotted Redshank flying
11.5 to 12.5in
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
12 to 14in
Greenshank in winter plumage identification
Greenshank flying
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
9 to 10in
Marsh Sandpiper in winter plumage identification
Marsh Sandpiper flying
Black-Tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
14 to 17.5in
Black-Tailed Godwit in winter plumage
Black-Tailed Godwit flying
(Birds listed in order of size)
Bar-Tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
13 to 16.5in
Bar-Tailed Godwit in winter Plumage identification
Bar-Tailed Godwit flying
Snipe Gallinago gallinago
10 to 11in
Snipe identification
Snipe in flight
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
8 to 9in
Grey Phalarope in winter plumage identification
Grey Phalarope in flight
Red-Necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
6.5 to 7.5in
Red-Necked Phalarope winter plumage identification
Red-Necked Phalarope in flight
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
13 to 15in
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
6.5 to 7.5in
Jack Snipe identification
Jack Snipe flying
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
13 to 14in
Black-winged Stilt in summer plumage identification
Black-winged Stilt in flight