Definition of sanderling in English:


Line breaks: san¦der|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈsandəlɪŋ


  • A small migratory sandpiper of northern Eurasia and Canada, typically seen running after receding waves on the beach.
    • Calidris alba, family Scolopacidae
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    • White-rumped sandpipers and sanderlings were the two shorebirds observed most frequently on surveys along the north area coast during the post-nesting period in August 1995.
    • He said it was crucially important as a refuelling stop’ for migratory birds and resident species, ranging from oyster catchers to sanderlings and curlews.
    • On the coasts, the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific to the west, there were mangrove swamps with frigate birds, great egrets, pelicans, skimmers, sanderlings and vultures.


early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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