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Birds Sandpipers

Group: 
Birds

Sandpipers are more delicate and graceful than plovers and have much longer bills as they feed deeper in the mud.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Some Charts Distribution Map Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Knot

Calidris canutus

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Temmincks Stint

Calidris temminckii

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Curlew

Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Redshank

Tringa totanus

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Bairds Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

The are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

There are no nature notes for this species