Pectoral Sandpiper  ( Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée )

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Calidris melanotos

Description:    Pectoral Sandpiper
Photo Date:   August 5, 2007


Hilliardton Marsh


Michael Werner

General Notes

The Pectoral Sandpiper is a common fall migrant through Timiskaming. In addition to the observations cited below, it has also been observed at the New Liskeard sewage lagoons, at Swastika, at Kirkland Lake, at the Earlton Airport, and elsewhere in the Little Claybelt.

Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

May 13

Typical fall arrival:

July 15
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 15

Typical fall departure:

Oct. 8

Documented Observations



September 15, 1951. Observed on the slimes around Kirkland Lake by Fred Helleiner.

August 5, 2007. One individual photographed at Hilliardton Marsh by Michael Werner.

September 23, 2007. 3 individuals photographed at Hilliardton Marsh by Michael Werner.