Length: 7 - 8"
Breeding habitat: Rocky arctic tundra.
During migration and in winter: Sandy ocean beaches, mudflats, sandy edges of inland lakes and rivers.
Diet: Small crustaceans (especially, sand crabs), small mollusks, marine worms. On breeding grounds, insects and their larvae.
By Ian Preston [CC 2.0]
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range in New England
The Sanderling is locally common along the New England coast during fall migration.
This bird is also found during the winter along the coast of New England as far north as southern Maine.
Map from eBird
Sightings of the Sanderling throughout the year over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS