- The American avocet has an average lifespan of 5 years.
- The long bill of the Wilson's snipe is flexible.
- The black oystercatcher can live more than 15 years.
- A group of oystercatchers are collectively known as a "parcel" of oystercatchers.
- The piping plover is named for its melodic mating call.
- Some shorebirds can fly non-stop for 3-4 days.
- Long-billed curlews have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.