Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)
Origins: Breeds on the Arctic coasts and tundra across Europe (including Iceland) Asia and into Alaska. Interestingly, it is credited to make the longest non-stop flight of any bird on a course from Alaska to New Zealand.
Record Details: Four records for Newfoundland – the first was in St. John’s from October 26 – November 6, 1973. The other three records, all from Stephenville Crossing (July 22-27 2004, July 12-18 2005, June 5 2006) , are likely of the same individual returning three years in a row.
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