Galapagos Islands - some waders

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4 years 3 months ago #86386 by nkgray
nkgray created the topic: Galapagos Islands - some waders
The Galapagos have a mix of resident waders and migratory waders from North America - I was there at the right time for the latter.

Uncommon resident - Endemic sub-species galapagensis of the American Oystercatcher - estimates are of only 200 breeding pairs throughout the Galapagos

Common migrant - Ruddy Turnstone in non-breeding plumage

Uncommon resident - Black-necked Stilt

Common migrant - Semipalmated Plover

Common migrant - Whimbrel; North American sub-species hudsonicus

Resident - American Flamingo endemic sub-species glyphorhynchus; estimated population 400-500 birds

Common migrant - Wandering Tattler in non-breeding plumage

Common migrant - Spotted Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage


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