Cliff Roosting by Migrant Semipalmated Sandpipers, Calidris pusilla, at Farrier's Cove, Shepody Bay, New Brunswick

Colin M. MacKinnon, Julie Dulude, Andrew C. Kennedy, Sophie J. E. Surette, Peter W. Hicklin


An observation of Semipalmated Sandpipers roosting on a cliff face in Shepody Bay, New Brunswick, suggests changes from “traditional” roosting sites. Sandpipers may be altering their roosting patterns due to pressures from avian predators such as the recent, and successful, re-introduction of the Peregrine Falcon.


Semipalmated Sandpiper; Calidris pusilla; Peregrine Falcon; Falco peregrinus; roosting; RAMSAR (wetland of international importance); WHSRN (Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network); Farrier's Cove; Shepody Bay; New Brunswick

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