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Black Turnstone - Arenaria melanocephala

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
USFS:
BLM:
PIF:


 

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General Description
The Black Turnstone breeds along the coast of Alaska, mainly on the central Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Handel and Gill 2001). This species winters along rocky shores of the Pacific Coast (Sibley 2014). In Montana, the Black Turnstone has a single recorded observation and is considered an accidental species (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



References
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Citation for data on this website:
Black Turnstone — Arenaria melanocephala.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from