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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)



Sanderling (Calidris alba) Sanderling (Calidris alba) Basic Plumage Sanderling (Calidris alba) Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Class: Aves
Family: Scolopacidae
Common Name: Sanderling
Genus: Calidris
Species Name: alba

About The Sanderling

Sanderlings are beachcombers, running frantically back and forth along the waterline in search of food. They eat all sorts of small animals that appear when the water retracts, whether washed ashore, such as small crustaceans, or living in the sandy bottom, such as the Nerine cirratulus. Sanderlings can fly tremendous distances without stopping to rest. They need a sandy beach to find food but they don't find beaches everywhere along their migration route. Therefore, they sometimes need to fly non-stop for 5000 kilometers.

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Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern
Around The World in 66 Days
Galapagos Islands
Mexico to Panama
Mexico, Nayarit
Mexico, Veracruz
San Francisco 2007
Texas
Uganda and stops between

Member Lifelists

Africa
Asia
Australasia
California
Ecuador
Galapagos Islands
Mexico
New Jersey
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
1/5/2003
Not 100% sure about location
1/16/2009
Sanderling (Calidris alba) Basic Plumage
2/7/2009

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