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Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
USFS:
BLM:
PIF:


 

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General Description
Purple Sandpiper breeds in Arctic and sub-Arctic latitudes from Canada and Greenland east to northern Russia. The species is accidental in the inland United States (Payne and Pierce 2002).

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.

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:
Purple Sandpiper — Calidris maritima.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from