French: Bécasseau d’Alaska German: Bergstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos de Alaska
South Carolina, USA
E Chukotskiy Peninsula and W & N Alaska. Winters on Pacific coast from British Columbia (mainly from N California) to Peru, and locally on Atlantic coast from S New Jersey through Gulf of Mexico and West Indies to French Guiana.
14–17 cm; 18–42 g; wingspan 28–37 cm. Distinctive with rufous-chestnut on crown and ear-coverts; chestnut and black scapulars with pale fringes; neck,... read more
On breeding grounds (occasionally at spring stopover sites), song (given from ground or during... read more
For breeding, occupies tundra of low Arctic and subarctic, preferably dominated by dwarf birch,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet rather diverse. During breeding, mainly insects (larvae, pupae and some adults), especially Muscidae and chironomids, also craneflies... read more
Lays mid May to late Jun, earliest at southernmost sites, with larger males (and small females) tending to nest earlier on average.... read more
Unlike other small Calidris, migration appears as series of shorter flights, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total world population estimated at 2,000,000–3,000,000 birds (1994) or 2,800,000–4,300,000 individuals (1992–1995... read more
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