Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Where to see them
You could see breeding birds on a visit to Shetland or Orkney in summer. Otherwise, passage migrants can be seen on the coast and sometimes inland in suitable habitat, when hearing its distinctive call can be the best clue to its presence.
When to see them
Mid-April to August
What they eat
On breeding grounds insects, snails and slugs; on passage, crabs, shrimps, molluscs, worms.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
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