Broad-billed Sandpiper - Breedbekstrandloper

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Breedbekstrandloper

Limicola falcinellus

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk

 

11 July 2004, Polder IJdoorn NH

19 September 2006, Polder IJdoorn NH

 

11 July 2004, Polder IJdoorn NH

A rare but annual vagrant in The Netherlands, mostly during spring migration in May. This site obviously is very good for (rare) waders, considering previous finds here of e.g., Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis, White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and Pectoral Sandpipers C. melanotos, one of which actually was discovered together with this Broad-billed!

  Broad-billed Sandpiper  -  Breedbekstrandloper  Limicola falcinellus   adult summer;  videograbs (320x).
  Polder IJdoorn NH, The Netherlands, 11 July 2004.

 

19 September 2006, Polder IJdoorn NH

And another one, two years later, at exactly the same spot!

  Broad-billed Sandpiper  -  Breedbekstrandloper  Limicola falcinellus   adult summer;  videograbs (320x).
  Polder IJdoorn NH, The Netherlands, 19 September 2006.

 


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