Arenaria interpres: Ruddy Turnstone–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

Ruddy Turnstone , Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone ,Arenaria interpres -See these photos  by Ryan Murphy, May 14, 2010  in his Flickr site.

In this video, the Ruddy Turnstone is seen wandering into the centre of the picture, right near the gulls and the elephant seals.Video from Remote camera 5 by GF.

Ruddy Turnstones are an uncommon migrant on southern Vancouver Island (best times in May and again in July-August). Usually between 1-3 (rarely more) get reported at this time at various waterfront sites. No doubt Race Rocks is a reliable site for this species (given that close relative Black Turnstone is so regular out there and the habitat is so suitable). Nevertheless, many local birders miss seeing this species in a given year.
(David Allinson)

The only other record of Ruddy Turnstones at Race Rocks was one individual bird observed recorded and in the Christmas Bird Count, 1978
Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Genus Arenaria
Species interpres
Common Name: Ruddy Turnstone

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.
G. Fletcher