Calidris canutus: Red Knot- The Race Rocks Taxonomy

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.


red knot Calidris canutus photographed at Race Rocks by Raisa Mirza on May 9, 2010.

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom :Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class :Aves
Order :Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus :Calidris
Species :canutus
Common Name: Red Knot

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Other Members of the Class Aves at Race Rocks.

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pearsonlogo2_f2The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now also has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.