Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pectoral Sandpiper

On 11 May 2017, I also found several Pectoral Sandpipers at the Bridgewater Township flood control pond just south of Northfield. This pond is named Central Pond, because it drains several smaller upstream pools.

Pectoral Sandpipers are another long-distance migrant. They breed in the high Arctic and winter in the Argentine pampas. Individuals may make 30,000 km round-trip journeys, placing them among the longest migrating species in the world (Farmer et al. 2013).

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