The term Sandpipers refers to a large family of thin-billed, long legged shorebirds. There are 12 genus. Here I list only the genus Calidris and Actitis consisting of relatively small short-billed sandpipers. The smallest of these are called “peeps.”

Surfbird Calidris virgatus / Aphriza virgata
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot, Calidris canutus
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sanderling Calidris alba
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmeus
Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularia
Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria

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