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  • Scientific Names
    • Calidris melanotos
    • Calidris melanotus
  • French
    • bécasseau à poitrine cendrée
  • English
    • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Spanish
    • Playero pectoral
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    • PESA
  • Portuguese
    • Pilrito-de-colete

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

grahame

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

There's been a Pectoral Sandpiper at Travis for the last few days.
Almost impossible to get close to.
It's the 3rd time in the last 10 years that one has been seen there.
Thanks go to Andrew Crossland for finding it.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

keimwj

Date

November 9, 2013 10:57 AM EST

Description

09 Nov 2013.
Chambers Lake, Chester Co, PA.
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Photos / Sounds

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

bheitzman

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

I compared my photos to The Shorebird Guide (pp169-172) and to The Crossley ID Guide, and am comfortable with my field ID of Pectoral Sandpiper. The bright wing feather patterns, the head and breast patterns, the bi-colored bill, and the legs.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

joshualincoln

Date

October 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

anewman

Date

September 17, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

keimwj

Date

October 24, 2011 02:42 PM EDT

Description

24 Oct 2011.
Stafford Ave, Manahawkin, Ocean Co, NJ.
The rufous color on the cap and the very puffed out plumage give this individual a look that confused me.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

rwp84

Date

October 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

novembergale

Date

October 14, 2014 01:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

steveattwood

Date

February 20, 2014

Description

I was delighted to find a small group of pectoral sandpipers among the sharp tailed sandpipers and wrybill at Ellesmere's Crescent Island

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

grahame

Date

February 12, 2014

Description

A passable shot of a pectoral Sandpiper.
Note the sharp line of the breast plumage and the yellow at the base of the bill.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 30, 2011

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Date

September 26, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.