Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Breeds in the far north of Eurasia, mainly Siberia; wanders widely during migration, wintering primarily in Africa and southern Asia. It is a rare but somewhat regular vagrant to North America.

Record Details: Ten records for Newfoundland:

  1. White Hills, St. John’s, July 15, 1985 (breeding plumage)
  2. St. Paul’s Inlet, late July 1987
  3. Ruby Line Pond, Goulds (St. John’s), May 24-26, 1990 (breeding plumage)
  4. Funk Island, August 4, 1998
  5. Spaniard’s Bay, August 29 – September 1, 1999
  6. Long Beach (near Cape Race), November 13, 1999 (juvenile)
  7. Cape Freels, August 4, 2001
  8. Ruby Line Pond, Goulds (St. John’s), August 12-15, 2005
  9. St. Shott’s, October 2, 2005 (moulting adult)
  10. Long Beach (near Cape Race), October 7-29, 2006 (juvenile)

There have been several unconfirmed reports, including from L’Anse aux Meadows (September 24-25, 1990), St. George’s (October 15, 2000), and Biscay Bay (September 11, 2008).

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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