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Other Waders

Group: 
Birds

There are other families of waders, notably the oystercatcher and the avocet.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus
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Common around the shores of Dorset all year round.


 

Stome Curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus
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A very scarce migratory species here in Dorset, not resident.


 

 

Photo by:
Internet Open Source

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta
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Large numbers now seen in Poole Harbour in winter but scarce elsewhere in Dorset.


 

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus
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A rare breeding species in Scotland and a much, much rarer visitor to Dorset on migration.


 

 

Photo by:
Hellyhorro

Grey Phalarope

Phalaropus filicarius
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A vagrant species that occasionally turns up on the coast of Dorset in winter.


 

 

Photo by:
Steve Carey