Archive for 'Scolopacidae'

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

I found quite a few of this species in the small mangrove lagoon in the Shuab valley of western Socotra. They are migrants and will soon leave northwards to their breeding ground. It’s incredible how they have found this small speck of water on a tiny speck of rock in the vastness of the Indian […]

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

A few places rock of unusual colors come up to the surface on the beaches of Peru, and here an entire beach is red by this rock. It has become so popular with tourists and commercial interests that it is now illegal to collect any from the beach. This migrant bird is of course oblivious […]