Purple Sandpiper  ( Bécasseau violet )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Calidris maritima

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General Notes

The Purple Sandpiper is rare late fall migrant through Timiskaming. It prefers the rocky shores of Lake Timiskaming.

Abundance: Rare Earliest observed:  

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Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

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Nov. 10

Documented Observations



November 10, 2005. Three observed on the beach at the New Liskeard waterfront by Anthony Miller and Adam Knight.