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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Wood Sandpiper

 

 

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Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

 

  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Tringa glareola
  • UK: AMBER LIST. Scarce Breeder (a few pairs in the Scottish highlands), Passage Visitor Spring & Autumn
  • WI: Scarce passage visitor (Very small numbers each year)
  • Breeds: Taiga near water (moist subarctic coniferous forest begins where tundra ends) Alaska, North Europe, North Asia
  • Winters: Africa, Australia, South Europe, South Asia
  • Migration: Coastal areas & lochs, lakes, rivers, wet meadow
  • Diet: Insects: worms, spiders, shellfish and small fish.
  • Medium-sized wader. Narrow, straight bill, yellow legs. Long white stripe bill - over the eye to back neck. Flight: Square white rump, no wing-stripes
  • Listen to a Wood Sandpiper (RSPB site)
  • Similar birds: Green Sandpiper (rare here), Common Sandpiper

 

Wood Sandpiper records in the Western Isles

Scarce passage visitor (Very small numbers each year)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Wood Sandpiper is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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