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Learn How to ID Shorebirds With This Downloadable Guide.

Free Shorebird Identification Guide

Become familiar with the diversity of shorebirds from plovers to peeps, and more! Get tips on the best ways to get started identifying them— for shorebirds it’s paying attention to shape, size, and behavior.


Whether you're at home or out in the field, this helpful shorebird ID guide has full-color photos, ID tips, and a size reference chart, and now comes in a more printer-friendly form. You can download, print out, and bring this guide with you, courtesy of Dr. Kevin McGowan and Bird Academy.


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Interested in going further with the rewarding and exciting realm of shorebird identification? Check out our self-paced, online course: Be a Better Birder: Shorebird Identification to learn keys to ID for all 47 shorebird species in the US and Canada.