French: Bécasseau de Baird German: Bairdstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos de Baird
Great Slave Lake, Canada
Wrangel I and Chukotskiy Peninsula E across Alaska and N Canada to Ellesmere I, C Baffin I and NW Greenland. Winters in W & S South America, from Peru and extreme S Brazil to Tierra del Fuego.
14–17 cm; 32–63 g; wingspan 36–40 cm. Small sandpiper with long wings and short legs; black-brown crown, nape, mantle and scapulars with broad buff and... read more
Four main vocalizations recorded in breeding season: a call of few to many simple, low-pitched,... read more
Low mountaintops, river terraces and coastal barren areas and bluffs in high Arctic tundra; dry,... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding, mainly insects, such as chironomid and cranefly larvae and adults, and beetles; also spiders. On migration, adult and... read more
Lays Jun, occasionally early Jul, although there is some evidence of an advance in laying dates in N Alaska in recent years. Monogamous.... read more
Migratory. Many migrate inland, across North American prairies, Rockies and N Andes, often staging... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population estimated at 50,000–300,000 birds, probably within range 90,000–150,000 individuals, and thought to be... read more
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