Viewing Families in the Order "Charadriiformes" (Spotted Sandpiper)
The order of Charadriiformes includes 350 species of birds, including gulls, terns and other shore waders. At first glance, you may think that all species in the order Charadriiformes are seashore or sea-faring birds, but a few species are found inland, even in desert areas! Charadriiformes are found worldwide. They are incredibly strong flyers, and some have the largest migration and mating routes anywhere in the world.