French: Bécasseau du ressac German: Gischtläufer Spanish: Correlimos de rompientes
J. F. Gmelin
Prince William Sound, Alaska
C & S Alaska and W Yukon. Winters on Pacific coast of America, from Kodiak I and Alexander Archipelago (SE Alaska) S to Straits of Magellan.
23–26 cm; 133–251 g; wingspan 55 cm. Large sandpiper, recalling Arenaria but also reminiscent of C. tenuirostris; strongly streaked head, neck... read more
Song highly structured and harsh-sounding, comprising rapidly repeated “wickee-doo” or “week-doo”... read more
Rocky ridges in mountains, alpine tundra, typically with vegetation of moss, avens (Dryas... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding grounds, takes insects, mainly Diptera (including eggs, pupae and adults), also beetles (especially Carabidae), with very small... read more
Very poorly documented. Lays mid May to early Jun. Densities of 2·9–4·7 birds/km² reported on breeding grounds.... read more
Strongly migratory; mainly along coast, but few birds may overfly W USA during northward movement... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Breeding population 50,000–70,000 birds. Large proportion of total population may stopover in Prince William Sound, SC Alaska,... read more
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