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A Blueheaded Wagtail was at RSPB Point of Ayr and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper drew the crowds at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands through the weekend.
Whether the wetlands the yellow rail depends on, the grasslands the sage grouse inhabits, the Arctic breeding grounds of the buff-breasted sandpiper, or the ocean health essential to petrels: a thriving environment is key to endangered birds' survival.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis), (Vieillot, 1819) has continued a population decline which began with commercial hunting in the last century, and has continued that decline in the present century due to habitat loss and to contamination from spilled oil, gas and other toxic agents (Lanctot et al., 2010; Andres et al., 2012; Cosewic, 2012; Lounsberry et al., 2013) leading to the species being currently classified as "Near Threatened Status" (Birdlife International, 2014).
Painted snipe, Eurasian woodcock, Kittlitz's plover have been observed and even buff-breasted sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs and Wilson's phalarope are on the national checklist.
Rarities: While there were no stand-out rare birds in North Wales in 2011, many enjoyed the purple heron at Dwyran in March, RSPB Conwy's citrine wagtail in May and buff-breasted sandpiper there in September.
His photographs, made during a trek that totaled 4,000 miles, show polar bears, musk oxen, the rare buff-breasted sandpiper, and dozens of other species that thrive in the north.
A BUFF-breasted Sandpiper at Wicken Fen, Cambs, and a Little Bittern at Dungeness, Kent, have been trying in vain to attract mates - they are the only ones of their kind in the UK.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis).--T his rare shorebird was observed on the extensive mudflats near Roxanna Pond during a period of low water on 10 September 1988.
About 250 bird species, including such songbirds as the dainty Cerulean warbler, shorebirds like the buff-breasted sandpiper, and soaring raptors like the broad-winged hawk, escape the harsh northern winter by flying south of the U.S.
Ephemeral lekking behavior in the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis.
Buff-breasted sandpiper is a wader that breeds in the tundra at the very top of Canada and migrates through the grain belt of mid-west America.
Another four Curlew Sands and two Little Stints were on the Clwyd estuary, while Bardsey saw a Buff-breasted Sandpiper and a long-staying Melodious Warbler.