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Curlew Sandpipers in Iceland
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The first Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was recorded in October 1959 at the Westman Islands (S-Iceland). It is now a near annual vagrant, seen mainly in autumn. 62 had been recorded here up to and including 2006.

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  • Figure 1 shows the distribution of records in Iceland, the circles representing different numbers of birds and the blue triangles records at sea.
  • Figure 2 shows the weekly distribution of records. Red columns show the week of discovery and the yellow columns all observations after the first week (for birds that are seen more than one week).
    R = number of records & F = number of birds.
  • Figure 3 shows the annual distribution of records for the period mentioned.

    © Gunnlaugur Pétursson / Yann Kolbeinsson