Pectoral sandpipers in Europe: Vagrancy patterns and the influx of 2003

Lees, Alexander C. and Gilroy, James J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7597-5780 (2004) Pectoral sandpipers in Europe: Vagrancy patterns and the influx of 2003. British Birds, 97 (12). pp. 638-646. ISSN 0007-0335

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Abstract

Unprecedented numbers of Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos were reported in Britain & Ireland during autumn 2003, and to a lesser extent throughout the rest of Europe as well. This paper presents a review of the occurrence patterns and migratory behaviour of the species, both during the 2003 influx in Europe, and on a wider scale. Potential explanations for the unexpected regularity of this species in Europe, given its relatively small global population size and predominantly overland migration strategy, are discussed. It is suggested that the routes and wintering grounds used by Pectoral Sandpipers are more dynamic than was previously acknowledged.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: animal science and zoology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1103
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2022 09:31
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 05:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85916
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