Another Arctic breeding shorebird, Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a chunkier, paler version of Little Stint.
Much like Whimbrel, it breeds in both the North American and Eurasian Arctic and winters in appropriate habitat all over the world!
Unlike Little Stint, Sanderling almost only winters along coastlines and is very rarely found far inland except occasionally during migration.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.