Tag Archives: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

American waders at Dar Bouazza wetland, Morocco

Two Nearctic waders reported at Dayet Dar Bouazza, near Casablanca, during the last few days. Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) Benoît Maire and his colleagues found this bird on 29 September 2019. This would be the 17th record for Morocco if accepted by the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC). The Pectoral Sandpiper breeds in North America… Read More »

First records of Pectoral Sandpiper for Algeria

The Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) breeds in northern North America (Canada and Alaska) and northern Siberia, and winters in southern South America, southeastern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. It’s one of the most observed Nearctic species in Western Europe and also in parts of the west coast of Africa. For example, the species was removed… Read More »