6 Waders - Baltic Dunlin


The Baltic Dunlin Calidris alpina schinzii is the rarest of the Dunlin races in Europe.
It's world population is estimated to be no more than 6,000 individuals. It has occassionally
bred in The Netherlands. It is this Dunlin that lives after it's nickname 'Plover's page". In the
Dutch delta area it can be found in groups of Ringed Plover
Charadrius hiaticula during spring
migration (February-March), where they occur on the higher, more vegetated parts of the tidal
areas. They keep well apart from the more numerous Northern Dunlin
Calidris alpina alpina

which occurs in the lower muddier parts. The Baltic Dunlin is the first to complete it's breeding
plumage (March).

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Calidris alpina schinzii 19022008 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands


all pictures copyright NORMAN DEANS VAN SWELM (NDvS) in The Netherlands


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