This shorebird which is listed by COSEWIC as a Species at Risk has a long distance migratory route of 20,000 miles. It nests on the Canadian Tundra and uses both the Atlantic and Pacific flyways. It has made almost annual stop-overs at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve in the month of May last few years. It was first photographed there by Ecoguardian Raisa Mirza in May of 2010. You can see her other photos on her Flickr site.
Common Name: Red Knot
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