Not so sure about this ID. Maybe Lesser Yellowlegs. Decided on Greater because of the length of its beak.

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Large North-American shorebird with a long, slightly upwards curved beak. It is a migratory bird spending only summer in the Southern part of Canada. These birds forage in shallow water eating insects, small fishes, crustacean and marine worms.

How To Identify

This species is similar in appearance to Lesser Yellowlegs. A distinctive feature is the long slightly upwards curved beak.

Where and When to Spot

So far, I spotted this species in Newfoundland and Tadoussac but not around Montreal.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Quidi Vidi Harbour

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 450mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f7.1
    ISO 280

  • Tadoussac

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 198mm
    Shutter Speed 1/160s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 80