Ruddy Turnstone in breeding plumage is unlikely to be confused with any other shorebird. They breed on coastal tundra habitats of northwestern Alaska, islands of the Canadian Arctic, and northern coastal Greenland. Ruddy Turnstones winter along coastal habitats from Connecticut and Oregon south to the Gulf Coast, as well as, coastal areas of the West Indies. They can also be found in coastal habitats of Eurasia. The related Black Turnstone has a much more limited range and is partial to rocky coasts.