A shorebird is a migratory bird that often travels extremely long distances in one flight at high altitude. Often the migration path for summer and winter are different. Their looks are a representation of their habitat. Long legs for wading or long bills for digging out from beneath mud etc.
Even though some of my birds are not portfolio worthy I continue to keep them for a reference record for me in my birding journey. It’s good to have something to refer back to for comparison and identification.