White-rumped Sandpiper

Calidris fuscicollis (Vieillot, 1819) WU WHRSA 5050
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

White-rumped Sandpiper, Simon Gillings

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.

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4.4k records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
4.4k records



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 can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


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


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.

Weekly occurence of White-rumped Sandpiper from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


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.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Gaelic: Luatharan-bàn
Welsh: Pibydd Tinwyn
Catalan: territ cuablanc
Czech: jespák tundrový
Danish: Hvidrygget Ryle
Dutch: Bonapartes Strandloper
Estonian: valgepära-risla e. valgepära-rüdi
Finnish: valkoperäsirri
French: Bécasseau à croupion blanc
German: Weißbürzel-Strandläufer
Hungarian: Bonaparte-partfutó
Icelandic: Vaðlatíta
Irish: Godadán Bánphrompach
Italian: Gambecchio di Bonaparte
Latvian: baltsprakles šnibitis
Lithuanian: baltasturplis begikas
Norwegian: Bonapartesnipe
Polish: biegus bialorzytny
Portuguese: maçarico-de-sobre-branco / pilrito-de-sobre-branco
Slovak: pobrežník tmavý
Slovenian: belotrticni prodnik
Spanish: Correlimos culiblanco
Swedish: vitgumpsnäppa

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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