Calidris falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Slightly smaller than a Dunlin with a distinctive eye stripe, the Broad-billed Sandpiper breeds in the upland bogs of Scandinavia and migrates to east Africa. A rare but regular vagrant to our shores.
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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
European Distribution Map
Broad-billed Sandpiper is a rare vagrant, usually recorded in late spring.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Broad-billed 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: OA | 5-letter code: BRBSA | Euring: 5140|
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