Baird’s Sandpiper

Calidris bairdiiPibydd BairdVagrant

Baird’s Sandpiper – 2018

Calidris bairdii – Pibydd Baird – Vagrant One visited the Gann 11 & 12 June (DG, BS) then in autumn two turned up at the samesite 14 – 16 Sept (JF, BS). This is the only Welsh record of more than a single bird. Source: Pembrokeshire Bird Report 2018 More about the Baird’s Sandpiper in […]

Baird’s Sandpiper – 2012

Calidris bairdii – Pibydd Baird – Vagrant West Angle Beach           20 to 25 August 2012  As I pulled into the car park at West Angle, I noticed a single small Dunlin-type wader in the middle of the beach.  On checking the bird with my binoculars, the wader appeared to be very long-winged – with the wings extending […]

Baird’s Sandpiper – 1994

Calidris bairdii – Pibydd Baird – Vagrant The only Pembrokeshire records are as follows: singles at the Gann from 2 to 10 October 1967 (K.J.S. Devonald, J.W. Donovan), at Nevern Estuary on 10 August 1984 (R. Dobbins) and at Dale airfield from 16 to 30 September 1984 (N.A. Lethaby, A. Silcocks et al.). This last bird spent much of […]