First Record of the Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) in Alabama

Published in 1990

The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) breeds in northern Siberia and winters from New Guinea, New Caledonia, and the Tonga Islands south to Australia. In western Alaska it is a cas,?–al spring and fairly common fall migrant, and is a rare but regular fall migrant along the entire Pacific coast of North America. It is considered a very rare migrant across the North American continent and most records are of juvenile birds in fall (AOU 1983, National Geographic Society 1983, Haymen et al. 1986). To the best of our knowledge, the following report documents at least the eighth spring record for North America, the second for eastern North America, and the first record for any season in Alabama (Table 1).

Author: Thomas M. Haggerty and Glen N. Piper
Volume Number: 37 Year Published: 1990
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 1

Link to article: 37 No. 2_1990_p1-3.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 37 No. 2_1990.pdf