Travel to a beach just about anywhere in the world and you’re likely to see Ruddy Turnstones. That’s a great thing, because who would want to miss the striking shorebirds with the harlequin plumage and the dinky upturned bill? The choice of Ruddy Turnstone for Bird of the Year marks a return to the idea that our featured bird should be one that ABA members are likely to encounter with some regularity. Ruddy Turnstones are incredibly flexible, as shorebirds go, and their little railroad spike of a bill is useful not only for the namesake flipping of beach pebbles, but also probing, routing, digging, and pecking along both sandy or rocky shorelines the world over.
Two designs by PRBY Apparel feature the bird on an orange shirt walking across a flat rock or through the surf. Supplies are limited and we will not be making more, so order yours today!