First Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) for Morocco

By | 3 November 2016

Yet another productive birding trip to Zemamra – located some km inland from Oualidia – this autumn. A Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) was photographed at this site by Benoît Maire on 28 October 2016. Three weeks earlier, an American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) was photographed there by the same observer.

The Baird’s Sandpiper observation would be the first record for Morocco if accepted by the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC).

Première observation de Bécasseau de Baird (Calidris bairdii) au Maroc. L’oiseau nord-américain a été photographié à Zemamra le 28 octobre 2016 par Benoît Maire.

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Zemamra, Morocco, 28 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

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