Calidris himantopus (Bonaparte, 1826)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
This medium-sized wader breeds in the very north of Canada and Alaska and is a rare visitor to Britain & Ireland. Although there have been records in most months, the species is typically encountered in August or September.
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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
Stilt Sandpiper is a very rare vagrant recorded in autumn, winter and 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 Stilt 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: MI | 5-letter code: STISA | Euring: 5150|
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