Calidris bairdii (Coues, 1861)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Slightly smaller than a Dunlin, with long wings (so the primaries project beyond the tail), Baird's Sandpiper is a rare but regular autumn visitor from North America.
The female Baird's Sandpiper lays a clutch of eggs that is up to 120% of her body mass in just four days, shortly after arriving in the Arctic, with essentially no stored fat.
Baird's Sandpiper identification is sometimes difficult.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||2|
|% occupied in winter||0.07|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Baird Sandpiper is a rare vagrant in autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Baird's Sandpiper, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: BP | 5-letter code: BAISA | Euring: 5060|
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