Baird's Sandpiper  ( Bécasseau de Baird )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Calidris bairdii

Description:    Baird's Sandpiper
Photo Date:   August 19, 2007


Hilliardton Marsh


Michael Werner

General Notes


Abundance: Rare Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

May 20

Typical fall arrival:

Aug. 19
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 25

Typical fall departure:

Sep. 4

Documented Observations



September 4, 1961. One observed on the slimes at Kirkland Lake by Fred Helleiner.

September 3, 1962. One observed at Swastika by Fred Helleiner.

May 20, 1969. Five observed in Virginiatown area by Elmer Hutchinson and Percy Richter.

August 19, 2007. One observed and photographed at Hilliardton Marsh by Michael Werner.