Curlew Sandpiper

Species Summary


Common from September until April at the beach or the mangroves. At KAUST, appears to be more common than Dunlin. Most birds at KAUST in duller summer plumage. In summer plumage body and head chestnut red.

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)Thumbnail

Status in KAUST

Passage migrant
Winter visitor

Abundance in KAUST

2 - Fairly Common

Places seen in KAUST
South BeachThumbnail
Golf CourseThumbnail
Island mangrovesThumbnail
Island parks and gardens
Traffic light pools (historic location - Drained in 2012)
King Abdullah MonumentThumbnail
Search pictures of Curlew Sandpiper in KAUST
Example Image

Image from Brian James

Seasonality in KAUST (number of years since KAUST's founding when this species was observed in a given month):

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