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Gray-tailed Tattler

Tringa brevipes

A close relative of our Wandering Tattler, replacing it as a breeding bird in Siberia; the two may winter together sometimes in coastal Australia. The Gray-tailed Tattler is not so tied to rocky shorelines as its American counterpart, being found more often on mudflats. It occurs as a rare but regular migrant in western Alaska.
Family Sandpipers
A close relative of our Wandering Tattler, replacing it as a breeding bird in Siberia; the two may winter together sometimes in coastal Australia. The Gray-tailed Tattler is not so tied to rocky shorelines as its American counterpart, being found more often on mudflats. It occurs as a rare but regular migrant in western Alaska.
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A mellow, whistled, up-slurred too-weet.
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Gray-tailed Tattler

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the Gray-tailed Tattler

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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