| Saskatchewan’s motto, “ The Land of Living Skies” might refer as much to its stunning birdlife as it does to its amazing Northern Lights and incredible thunderstorms experienced there. This centrally situated Canadian Province’s “Land of Living Skies” is home to over 400 taped oiseaux (Fr. bird) types. Utilizing my individual photos in a post format, audiences will discover the nature and preservation status of these intriguing birds in the Land of Living Skies!
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Semipalmated Sandpiper– Calidris pusilla
Name Roots: (Gr. calidris, “a gray speckled sandpiper”– L. pusillos, “extremely little”)
The Semipalmated Sandpiper is a little shorebird that determines 6 to 7 inches in length and has a wingspan of 14 inches. It has a brief, straight expense and brief legs. The bird’s plumage is brownish-gray on white and leading below. It has black legs and a black expense with a small curve and bulge at the suggestion. The bird’s feet are partly webbed, which is where it gets its name.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURENCE IN THE LAND OF LIVING SKIES
Semipalmated Sandpipers choose open mudflats however can likewise be discovered in marshes and lake coasts. In Saskatchewan, Semipalmated Sandpipers can be discovered in the southern part of the province.
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CONSERVATION STATUS —International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Category
Redlist Classification Justification: This types is noted as Near Threatened since it is approximated to have actually gone through a reasonably fast decrease over the previous 3 generations (22 years). Over-exploitation in the non-breeding variety (in specific in Suriname) might be the primary chauffeur of decreases, with eastern-breeding populations likewise possibly decreasing due to lowered food supply at essential staging websites and modifications in arctic breeding environment, however additional details on the rate and motorists of decreases is required.