Interesting records of shorebirds on Saint Lucia

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John Pilgrim

Abstract: Records are presented from September 2001 of some shorebirds rarely encountered on Saint Lucia. These represent the second record – the first for over 30 years – of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) and the ninth of Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) from the island.


Key Words: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus, distribution, Saint Lucia, Stilt Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis


Resumen: Interesantes registros de playeros en Santa Lucía- Se presentan registros de septiembre de 2001 de algunos playeros raramente encontrados en Santa Lucía. Estos representan el Segundo registro – el primero en treinta años – del Playero Canela (Tryngites subruficollis) y el noveno del Playero Patilargo (Calidris himantopus) en la isla


Palabras clave: Calidris himantopus, distribución, Playero Canela, Playero Patilargo, Tryngites subruficollis, Santa Lucía

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