Purple Sandpiper – 1980s winter

Calidris maritima – PIBYDD DU – Principally a winter visitor

he BTO winter atlas showed that Purple Sandpipers were noted in three coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84.

The blue colour of a 10km square represents 1-10 birds seen in a day.

Graham Rees (County bird recorder 1981 to 2007)

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

More about the Purple Sandpiper in Pembrokeshire