Tag: Sanderling

Arrival and weight gain of Red Knot Calidris canutus, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpresand Sanderling Calidris alba staging in Delaware Bay in spring

Sanderling (Calidris alba) Science Article 3 abstract Delaware Bay is an important spring staging area for shorebirds migrating north along the easternAmerican coast, with birds relying heavily on Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus eggs duringtheir stay. While many species use the Bay, three species are of particular interest: Red KnotCalidris canutus, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres and […]

Sanderlings (Calidris alba) have a magnetic compass: orientation experiments during spring migration in Iceland

Sanderling (Calidris alba) Science Article 1 abstract The migratory orientation of sanderlings (Calidris alba) was investigated with cage experiments during the spring migration in southwest Iceland. Sanderlings were exposed to 90 deg counterclockwise-shifted magnetic fields under both clear skies and natural overcast. Clear sky control tests resulted in a northerly mean direction, in agreement with […]

Spring migration of Sanderlings Calidris alba through SW Iceland: Wherefrom and whereto?

Sanderling (Calidris alba) Science Article 2 abstract The spring migration of Sanderlings Calidris alba through southwest Iceland was studied in 1989-1990. Additional information was collected during the spring seasons of 1985-88 and 1991. Ringing recoveries and controls, together with a large number of sightings of color-ringed birds, revealed that many Sanderlings staging in Iceland in […]