Calidris fuscicollis (Vieillot, 1819)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Closely resembling a Dunlin, this small wader breeds in Arctic Canada and winters primarily in Patagonia. It flies to South America directly over the Atlantic Ocean and, consequently, is a regular visitor in small numbers to Britain & Ireland.
White-rumped Sandpiper identification is often 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||5|
|% occupied in winter||0.2|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
White-rumped Sandpiper is a rare vagrant, with adults often recorded with early returning waders in late summer and juveniles recorded later in the 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 White-rumped 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: WU | 5-letter code: WHRSA | Euring: 5050|
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