Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Where to see them
Around the whole UK coastline with the largest concentrations of found at Morecambe Bay, the Solway Firth, the Wash, and the Dee, Severn, Humber and Thames estuaries. Greatest breeding numbers are found in N Wales, the Pennines, the southern uplands and E Highlands of Scotland and the Northern Isles.
When to see them
All year round. Look in breeding habitat from April to July. Coastal numbers build up from July and reach a peak in January and February.
What they eat
Worms, shellfish and shrimps.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||99,500–125-000 pairs ||140,000 birds||-|