A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover.
small sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
A short-legged shorebird. When sanderlings search for food, they scamper up and down the beach following the waves.
The Sanderling (Calidris alba, syn. Crocethia alba or Erolia alba) is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia.