The seasonal pattern of numbers, population structure and migration of purple sandpipers calidris maritima in Orkney

@article{Corse1999TheSP,
  title={The seasonal pattern of numbers, population structure and migration of purple sandpipers calidris maritima in Orkney},
  author={C. Corse and R. Summers},
  journal={Ringing and Migration},
  year={1999},
  volume={19},
  pages={275-282}
}
There are two populations of Purple Sandpipers in Orkney; ‘long‐billed’ birds, which predominate, and ‘short‐billed’ birds. They arrived mainly during October and November, and departed in April and May from sites on Mainland and South Ronaldsay. On Sanday, densities were as high in April as in winter, and peak numbers occurred in early May, suggesting that this island is used for pre‐migratory fattening. The percentage of first‐year birds on Mainland varied annually between 5.8% and 30.5%. The… Expand
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