Pectoral Sandpiper, Miller Field, 9/27/08
Appendix C. Bird species observed or suspected in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park (based on Nelson Naturalists 1997 bird checklist and supplemental occurrence records)
from 1998 survey Holt R.F., J.B. Korol and Machmer, M.M. 1998.
Seasonal marsh off Hogback Road
The Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a small, migratory wader that breeds in North America and Asia, wintering in South America and Oceania. It eats small invertebrates. Its nest, a hole scraped in the ground and with a thick lining, is deep enough to protect its four eggs from the cool breezes of its breeding grounds. The pectoral sandpiper is 21 cm long, with a wingspan of 46 cm.