Waders or shorebirds are birds of the order Charadriiformes commonly found wading along shorelines and mudflats in order to forage for food crawling or burrowing in the mud and sand, usually small arthropods such as aquatic insects or crustaceans. The term "wader" is used in Europe, while "shorebird" is used in North America, where "wader" may be used instead to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons.
This bird by Oiva Toikka will appeal to bird aficionados and lovers of glass art. Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass, and his birds are his best-known pieces. All of Toikka's birds are highly collected, individually made, mouth-blown pieces of art.