Sanderling determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris alba | [UK] Sanderling | [FR] Bécasseau sanderling | [DE] Sanderling | [ES] Correlimos tridáctilo | [IT] Piovanello tridattilo | [NL] Drieteenstrandloper

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Calidris alba rubida ne Siberia, Alaska, n Canada
  2. Calidris alba alba Ellesmere I., n and e Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land and Taymyr
  3. Calidris alba NA, EU n


Sanderlings (Calidris alba) have a magnetic compass: orientation experiments during spring migration in Iceland
Author(s): Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson and Roland Sandberg
Abstract: The migratory orientation of sanderlings (Calidris alba) was investigated with cage experiments during the spring migration in southwest Iceland. Sanderlings were exposed to 90 ° counterclockwise-shifted magnetic fields under both clear skies and nat..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 203, 3137-3144 (2000)
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Spring migration of Sanderlings Calidris alba through SW Iceland: Wherefrom and whereto?
Author(s): Gudmundsson G.A. & Lindstrom A.
Abstract: The spring migration of Sanderlings Calidris alba through southwest Iceland was studied in 1989-1990. Additional information was collected during the spring seasons of 1985-88 and 1991. Ringing recoveries and controls, together with a large number of..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (3): 315-326.
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Arrival and weight gain of Red Knot Calidris canutus, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres and Sanderling Calidris alba staging in Delaware Bay in spring
Author(s): R.A. Robinson, P.W. Atkinson & N.A. Clark
Abstract: Delaware Bay is an important spring staging area for shorebirds migrating north along the eastern American coast, with birds relying heavily on Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus eggs during their stay. While many species use the Bay, three species ..[more]..
Source: BTO Research Report No.307, February 2003
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