During the breeding season, rock sandpipers nest on the dry, barren tundra. The rest of the year, they are found on the rocky shores such as at Race Rocks
Behavior and feeding:
Rock Sandpipers are usually found singly, in small groups, or as can be seen above, in flocks with black turnstones and surfbirds. Unlike the other birds in the photo, rock sandpipers do not get prey attached to the rock, They move regularly pick up moving prey from the crevices and seaweed among the rocks. Rock Sandpipers are unusual in that they eat vegetable matter, including algae, or seeds as well as invertebrates.
|Common Name:||Rock Sandpiper|
|This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by the students, faculty, staff and volunteers of Lester B. Pearson College||February. 2009||Garry Fletcher|